2014 NFL Draft: Updating the Top 5 Needs for Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts are less than a month away from the NFL Draft, and fans are excited to see which direction they will go. Indianapolis is a team on the rise and should be a contender in the AFC again this year. But the Colts do have some holes to fill in the draft. With that said, here are the top five positions Indianapolis should be looking at in the NFL Draft.
The offensive line was solid for the Colts in 2013, but in the NFL, you can never have too many linemen. Offensive line is not the most pressing need by any means, but the draft is seven rounds so they should be able to add one OL somewhere along the way.
The Colts added one of the top linebackers in football when they signed D’Qwell Jackson in free agency. Even with the addition of Jackson, Indianapolis could still use another LB.
The Colts need to upgrade their secondary, and more specifically, the safety position. LaRon Landry and Corey Lynch are the current starters. Landry can be a solid starter, but I do not believe that the Colts want to enter 2014 with Lynch as a starter.
Indianapolis does not have a first-round pick in the 2014 draft because they traded it to the Cleveland Browns for running back Trent Richardson. Richardson did not live up to expectations and Donald Brown left via free agency, so the Colts find themselves looking for a RB in the draft.
The Colts need more production from their defensive line in 2014. They had 42 sacks last season, but 19.5 of them came from Robert Mathis. No other Colt had six sacks, so Mathis needs help. Drafting a defensive lineman to put pressure on the QB would help.