Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Colts pick up the exciting but raw Donte Moncrief with their 3rd round pick.

I really do like this pick. I don't think the Colts plan on him being a large part of the offense this year, but I'm thinking the idea was to give them options for 2015 when the contracts of both Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks expire.

The Good: Better than average size and strength (6-2⅜, 221 lbs). Very good change of direction and body control combined with a 4.34 40 yard dash. He has the measurables as well as some intangibles for the position. He tracks the ball well in the air and has the athletic ability and size to outjump defenders for the ball. Looks like he will develop into a really good route runner.

He played in a pro style offense, so he is experienced in the entire route tree. He also shows a good willingness to block (which IMHO is a great test of character at the WR position). He has a nice frame and could put on some more weight.

The Bad: Lacks true burner speed. In not a natural at catching the ball; uses his body not his hands. While he rarely drops an uncontested pass, he has difficulty cleanly catching in traffic.

Summary: I project him to be the opening day starter at the outside WR position in 2015 - he will replace either Wayne or Nicks. Because of his size and ability to separate, I'd say barring injury he should be a productive player for a good while.

Who he reminds me of: Josh Gordon

The Colts draft Jack Mewhort with their 2nd round pick

Yeah, I'm not liking this too much. This guy has journeyman written all over him.

The good: Smart and tough. Very mobile. Played LT at Ohio State, but Grigson has said they see him as a guard. His arms are considered too short for a tackle in this league.

He will be one of those guys who can fill in at every line spot.

The Bad: At 6-6, 309 lbs, he is a little tall and thin for a guard. Looking at his frame, I don't see him getting much bigger. He also plays really high and does not play with power. Not a natural strength guy. He also has no natural position; his short arms and lack of bulk will hurt him at LT. His poor drive blocking (as well as the short arms) make him a bad fit for RT and guard. He does not play with leverage due to his build, making it very tough for him to run block at the guard position. He is also too tall and thin to be an ideal center.

Summary: I'm guessing that this pick had a lot to do with what was left at the end of the 2nd round. I don't think Mewhort will ever be "the guy" at any particular position on the line. I see him having a long career as a quality reserve.

I really don't understand this pick.

Who he reminds me of: Jeff Linkenbach