Predicting the Impact of Every 2014 Draft Pick
The Indianapolis Colts had the fewest draft picks in the National Football League this year. But that doesn't mean that they wont make an impact. This team has Super Bowl aspirations and it's important that certain picks make an immediate impact.
The Indianapolis Colts selected Jack Mewhort out of Ohio State University. Mewhort should add a big boost to the Colts offensive line. He is expected to play right guard replacing Hugh Thornton who struggled last year. His experience playing along the offensive line should give the Colts flexibility if a starter were to go down with an injury.
Colts fans should not expect Moncrief to make an impact this year. He is not skilled enough right now to take away playing time from Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton or Hakeem Nicks. Right now he is going to fight for playing time with Da’Rick Rogers and Lavon Brazill for the fourth wide receiver position. Don’t expect him to make an impact till the following season.
Newsome is a good player with a lots of upside. He will most likely be used for pass rushing situations. He is not strong enough right now to help in run support but he can rush the passer when he can pin his ears back. He is a project player who should receive sheltered playing time with the Colts.
Jackson should provide the Colts with some depth at the linebacker position. Jackson could be a decent run stuffer and will most likely backup D’Qwell Jackson. He is limited in coverage so don’t expect him to replace Jerrell Freeman if he were to go down.
Ulrick is a project player with great physical tools to be a decent player in the NFL. Right now he might not make the final roster but could be a practice squad candidate. He should develop into a backup role giving the Colts some depth along the offensive line.