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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Indianapolis Colts Rumors You Need to Know

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Indianapolis Colts Rumors You Need to Know

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The Indianapolis Colts are without a first-round pick in May's draft after sending theirs to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Trent Richardson in September. They're also void of a fourth-round selection. Indianapolis hopes to compensate for a lack of resources by making the most of the picks it does have. Here are five rumors surrounding the Colts as the draft approaches.

5. Colts Will Make A Trade During Draft

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5. Colts Will Make A Trade During Draft

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During GM Ryan Grigson's two years in Indianapolis, the Colts have made 11 trades involving draft picks. There's a strong chance that figure could increase in May. With only five choices, however, trading back seems like a more likely outcome than moving up.

4. Competition For Trent Richardson Will Be Added

Trent Richardson
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4. Competition For Trent Richardson Will Be Added

Trent Richardson
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Trent Richardson was obviously a huge disappointment during his first season in Indianapolis. He still has talent, though, and could finally showcase it on a consistent basis during his third year in the league. But that doesn't mean the Colts shouldn't look to push him with a rookie. Expect the Colts to consider nabbing a running back during the draft's third day.

3. Cornerback Depth Will Be Bolstered

Vontae Davis
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3. Cornerback Depth Will Be Bolstered

Vontae Davis
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The Colts wisely re-signed Vontae Davis, who was Pro Football Focus' third ranked cornerback in 2013. However, Cassie Vaughn bolted for the Detroit Lions in free agency and Greg Toler has been unable to stay healthy. Indianapolis would benefit from acquiring depth, if nothing else, at corner during May's draft.

2. Interior Offensive Line Will Be Addressed On Day Two

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2. Interior Offensive Line Will Be Addressed On Day Two

Colts Offensive Line
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The Colts will be looking to upgrade at center and/or guard during the draft. In order to improve their 21st-ranked rushing attack from 2013, the Colts are expected to target at least one powerful run blocking interior lineman. Doing so in the second or third round would be a wise move by Grigson.

1. Jimmie Ward Is Target With First Pick

Jimmie Ward
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1. Jimmie Ward Is Target With First Pick

Jimmie Ward
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The need for a safety to pair with LaRon Landry is expected to be addressed early. But with which prospect? Northern Illinois product Jimmie Ward is viewed as the third best safety of the class by many and could be the Colts' top target with their first pick. Ward is an aggressive safety who has a well-rounded skill set. As an ascending player, there's no guarantee Ward won't be snagged before the Colts pick.