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The Indianapolis Colts should make a blockbuster move for New York Giants superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Okay Womens Darius Leonard Jersey , I know... I know, general manager Chris Ballard may never go for it, but..." Free AgencyThe Colts trading for Odell Beckham Jr. would be not only splashy, but savvyNew,102commentsESTThe Colts are additionally armed with the New York Jets 2nd round pick (Pick #34), meaning that the team could potentially package this year’s first or that pick with next year’s first round pick in order to make an attractive offer for Beckham—while still retaining an early draft pick in this year’s NFL Draft for “Ballard building”. There are very few players who should warrant such a heavy haul of draft picks, but Odell Beckham Jr. is arguably one of them. When healthy, he’s a Top 3 wide receiver in the NFL, and he’s still only 26 years old. The former 2014 1st round pick of the New York Giants is fresh off a season in which he caught 77 receptions for 1,052 receiving yards (13.7 ypr avg.) and 6 touchdown receptions in 12 starts—all while playing with an aged Eli Manning and a porous Giants offensive line. He’s the fastest wide receiver in the Super Bowl Era to reach 5,000 receiving yards. He’s a 2x 2nd-Team All-Pro, 3x Pro Bowler, and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The 6-year veteran might be the freakiest athlete in the NFL as someone who can out-run, out-jump, and simply out-acrobat opposing defensive backs. Photo by Elsa/Getty ImagesDid I also mention that in another life, he might even be a star quarterback or kicker—given his successful “moonlight” attempts in the NFL already?The Colts have struggled finding a consistent go-to wide receiver on the other side of star wideout T.Y. Hilton since franchise great Reggie Wayne last played years ago. Dontrelle Inman was a pleasant surprise last season Peyton Manning Jersey White , Chester Rogers has had his moments, and even Zach Pascal had some big catches last season, but the Colts could still stand to significantly upgrade. It’s nothing against that group, but they’re each ideally best suited as #3-4 wide receivers in an elite offense. Yes, franchise quarterback Andrew Luck can make any wide receiver look good—much like Peyton Manning once did when undrafted rookie Blair White caught 5 touchdown passes in the 2010 season. However, just because Luck (and Manning in the past) could, doesn’t mean the Colts front office should place them in an opportunity where they should have to. After all, the Colts are armed with $101.5M of cap space and 9 draft picks this offseason. Beckham wouldn’t be just an ordinary complement to Hilton, but a “1A” to Hilton’s “1B”, and unquestionably, the best wide receiver tandem in football—now that Antonio Brown has seemingly forced his way out of Pittsburgh. The defensive blueprint for stalling the Colts offense has been pretty standard, double cover Hilton and force other Indy receivers to consistently beat the opposing defense one-on-one. With Beckham lining up on the opposite side of Hilton, opposing defensive coordinators only have the luxury of double covering one, meaning that either Beckham or Hilton is going to see one-on-one coverage all afternoon—and as a Colts fan, that’s a matchup I’m going to take any day, every day 24/7—especially with Andrew Luck throwing the football. At only 26 years old Womens Andrew Luck Jersey , Beckham is young enough to fit into the Colts contending core both now and into the future—as he realistically has at least 6-7 elite seasons left. He’d also be the most talented target that Andrew Luck has ever had—and likely would ever have. With T.Y. Hilton turning 30 in November and no long-term #2 option next to him, “something has to give at wide receiver” for the Colts this offseason. Hilton still has at least two elite seasons left in him and has shown no signs of slowing down. However, can the Colts afford to wait on a young wide receiver from this year’s NFL Draft when wide receivers typically take 3 years to fully develop and Andrew Luck will be 30 himself in September?Beckham presents a rare opportunity to both contend now with and in the future.Yes, he’s a bit of a diva, but not in a polarizing, “destroy a locker room” type of way. Simply put, it’s rare when a transcendent talent like him is available these days. When a bonafide young superstar like Beckham hits the market, it’s not only splashy to strike, but simply savvy for the Colts. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard enjoys these final days before the NFL draft.He pores through the tapes, meets with coaches and scouts, and constantly debates where each college prospect belongs on the Colts’ board. Some see this annual ritual as a tedious, emotional grind. Ballard savors every precious moment as he prepares to step into the biggest ring of the offseason.“It’s tense when we’re arguing about where people need to be,” Ballard said last weekend. “You’re arguing about who to take and where to take them, but it’s fun.”Perhaps that explains why Ballard has produced big-time results in each of his first two drafts in Indy.When playmaking safety Malik Hooker slid to the Colts at No. 15 in 2017, he wasted no time in making the call. He also added starting running back, Marlon Mack in Round 4 and starting middle linebacker Anthony Walker in the fifth round. Not bad.But last year Malik Hooker Jersey , he delivered a knockout performance.First, Ballard added three draft picks in a trade with the New York Jets. Then, he landed All-Pros — left guard at No. 6 and linebacker Darius Leonard at No. 36 — with his first two selections and found a starting right tackle, Braden Smith, at No. 37.How does he do it?By following a logical plan: He wants players who love football, want to be coached, fit the locker room and his positional prototypes. So far, it’s worked.“The best players I’ve been around are guys like Quenton who never think they are good enough,” second-year coach Frank Reich said. “You ask Quenton — he is not good enough. You ask Andrew (Luck) — he is not good enough. You just listen to those guys talk, that’s what they all say, ‘I’ve got to get a lot better.’ That is contagious.”And it could be the key to mining more talent with this year’s nine overall selections.“I like them picks,” Ballard said. “I think on draft day you figure out when you formulate a plan of who you have targeted, where can we get them, do we have to move up or can we move back? I’ve always been under the premise that the more picks you have — the more darts you have at the dart board — the better chance you have to hit on players.”TOP TARGETSDespite adding receiver Devin Funchess and linebacker Justin Houston in free agency, Ballard could be seeking another young receiver to help Luck and another pass rusher to pressure opponents.Some names being bandied about include Mississippi receiver A.J. Brown and three Clemson defensive linemen: Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Dexter Lawrence.All seem to fit Ballard’s traits. But one thing is clear: Ballard will rely on the draft board.DOWN ON THE CORNERThe Colts also could be in the market for a cornerback Darius Leonard Jersey White , especially if some of the top prospects start sliding.One potential candidate is former LSU star Greedy Williams, who was widely considered the top cornerback and a likely top-10 pick less than two months ago. But as scouts started questioning his instincts and whether he looks as quick on the field as he does running in shorts, his stock slipped far enough Ballard could now be in position to stop that slide.Another option could be Byron Murphy of Washington, who some believe is the best ball hawk at cornerback.TRADE MARKETThe only thing Ballard likes more than having extra chips on draft weekend is adding more. It could happen again this year if another quarterback-needy team believes it needs to move up to No. 26 to get its man.The price could give Ballard one or two extra Day 2 picks this year, or perhaps something even more valuable: future draft assets.POST-DRAFT PARTYWhile the focus over the past few months has been on mock drafts, Ballard has been scouring the country for undrafted help, too.Last weekend, the Colts brought more than three dozen players to their team complex for workouts. Most played high school or college football in Indiana and got a firsthand chance to work with Colts coaches. It was at this pro day that former Colts center Deyshawn Bond and current receiver Krishawn Hogan made their first impression on the team.“I’d say three-fourths of them we have something on, we’ve scouted them, we know something about them,” Ballard said. “We’ve got some guys here who I think will get drafted.”
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