5 Moves the Indianapolis Colts Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

5 Moves the Indianapolis Colts Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

Indianapolis Colts, Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano
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Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano need to make these five moves to get the Indianapolis Colts ready for training camp this year. Continuing to improve the defense and making sure the offensive chemistry is coming together are key if the Colts are going to be ready for training camp this year.

5. Sign Terrell Thomas

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5. Sign Terrell Thomas

Terrell Thomas, Indianapolis Colts
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Thomas played 16 games last year for the Giants and has shown the ability to start in the NFL. The Colts should be a perfect fit for him. Thomas wouldn’t need to be a starter, and he would give the Colts depth at the corner position. He would come on a cheap contract as well. Thomas is a low-risk, high-reward type of player.

4. Put Dwayne Allen in the Starting Lineup

Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
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4. Put Dwayne Allen in the Starting Lineup

Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
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Dwayne Allen fits offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton's scheme perfectly thanks to his blocking ability. He is also a threat in the passing game if opposing defenses match him up with a linebacker. After missing all of last year with a hip injury, Allen’s presence should add to offense this year.

3. Figure Out Where Jack Mewhort is Going to Play

Jack Mewhort, Indianapolis Colts
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3. Figure Out Where Jack Mewhort is Going to Play

Jack Mewhort, Indianapolis Colts
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The second-round pick out of the Ohio State University played tackle last year but has the ability to play guard and center. Those are two positions the Indianapolis Colts need to improve on from last year. The Colts need to figure out if he is a center or a guard so the offensive line can build chemistry into training camp.

2. Give Josh Chapman First Crack at NT Position

Josh Chapman, Indianapolis Colts
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2. Give Josh Chapman First Crack at NT Position

Josh Chapman, Indianapolis Colts
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Chapman is a 341 pounds and his reputation coming out of the University of Alabama was a two-gap run stopper. The Colts need Chapman to play that role for them this year if they want to stop the run effectively. He should be comfortable now after being two years removed from an ACL tear.

1. Create Scheme Changes to Help Bjoern Werner

Bjoern Werner, Indianapolis Colts
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1. Create Scheme Changes to Help Bjoern Werner

Bjoern Werner, Indianapolis Colts
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The first-round pick out of Florida State has to step up now that Robert Mathis is gone for the first four games of year. It is up to Chuck Pagano to create scheme changes in order to create pressure with Werner and put him in the best position to succeed.


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