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2014 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts’ 5 Potential Early Trade Targets

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2014 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts' 5 Potential Early Trade Targets

Chuck Pagano Ryan Grigson 2014 NFL Draft
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There are some things that are certain in life: death, taxes and Ryan Grigson making draft day trades. Grigson has made dozens of trades, some good (T.Y. Hilton) and some bad (Trent Richardson) over the course of his tenure with the Colts. These are five potential players that the Colts could target in some first or second day trades.

5. Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State

Deone Bucannon 2014 NFL Draft Washington State
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5. Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State

Deone Bucannon 2014 NFL Draft Washington State
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Bucannon has been pegged as day two prospect for months, but within the last few days he has made his way up draft boards sneaking in to the 30s in some mock drafts. Chuck Pagano has stated his intentions to draft a safety and has no qualms in playing Landry as FS. Bucannon is the type of guy Pagano is after as a tough hard-hitting safety capable of making quality tackles, but they will have to trade up, possibly into the first, to land him now.

4. Xavier Su'a Filo, OG, UCLA

Xavier Su'a Filo 2014 NFL Draft UCLA
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4. Xavier Su'a Filo, OG, UCLA

Xavier Su'a Filo 2014 NFL Draft UCLA
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Guard is not the No. 1, or even No. 2, need for the Colts right now, but a talent like Xavier Su'a Filo should not be overlooked. Su'a Filo had a great 2013 season which led to him winning Morris Trophy which is given to the most outstanding lineman in the Pac-12. Grigson will not trade up into the first for a guard, but someone like Su'a Filo might appeal to him early in the second round.

3. Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB/DE, Georgia Tech

Jeremiah Attaochu 2014 NFL Draft Georgia Tech
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3. Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB/DE, Georgia Tech

Jeremiah Attaochu 2014 NFL Draft Georgia Tech
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Attaochu, muck like Bucannon, has risen up draft boards recently. The Georgia Tech product is a first-round sleeper and is one of the elite pass rushing linebackers behind Khalil Mack. He is the ideal fit in a 3-4 scheme and just absolutely loves rushing the quarterback. If the Colts want talent opposite Robert Mathis like this they will have to trade up for him.

2. Ra'Shede Hageman, DT/DE, Minnesota

Ra'Shede Hageman 2014 NFL Draft Minnesota
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Ra'Shede Hageman

2. Ra'Shede Hageman, DT/DE, Minnesota

Ra'Shede Hageman 2014 NFL Draft Minnesota
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Ra'Shede Hageman is one of the toughest guys in this draft to scope. One day he is going No. 14 overall to the Chicago Bears and the next day he is going 47th to the Dallas Cowboys. He is a first round talent and where he goes during the draft will ultimately come down to team needs. If a player like him has a slide into the second round, the upside of this versatile talent may be to hard to ignore by Ryan Grigson.

1. Jimmie Ward, S, Northen Illinois

Jimmie Ward 2014 NFL Draft Northern Illinois
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1. Jimmie Ward, S, Northen Illinois

Jimmie Ward 2014 NFL Draft Northern Illinois
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Jimmie Ward should be the No. 1 target on the Colts' draft board. Talents like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor are out of trading range, but Ward is ripe for the picking. He is an extremely versatile safety with good enough coverage skills to lock down defenders in the slot. Someone who makes 62 solo tackles and seven interceptions in a college season must not be overlooked. He's a prime Grigson trade target.