Tuesday, January 29, 2013
CB ideas for the Colts
By Tim Kavanagh
The Indianapolis Colts began the first preseason of the Chuck Pagano era by sending their 2013 second-round pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for Vontae Davis. As this offseason gets rolling, it's clear that they're going to need to do more than that to field the kind of secondary that Pagano wants.
The Colts are projected to have a considerable amount of cap space for 2013, so if they patch together an enticing trade package, perhaps they'd be the team to pry Darrelle Revis away from the New York Jets -- Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus included Indy on the list of "best trade fits" for Revis, in fact. Even if they don't make a play for Revis, they've got the cap space to target the big names at the position in free agency, players such as Aqib Talib, Brent Grimes, Sean Smith, Cary Williams and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Williams may be of particular interest to former Baltimore coordinator Pagano. (Or perhaps not, for the same reason).
ESPN AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky doesn't believe the Colts have the ammo to offer the Jets in exchange for Revis; moreover, he thinks it'd be wiser to invest their resources on prospects at the position:
Paul KuharskyOn the Colts' need at CB
"I'd be really surprised if they are a player for Revis. But I expect they'll spend a first- or third-round draft pick plus something later on the spot. Dee Milliner from Alabama is likely to be gone by the time the Colts draft at 24th. Johnthan Banks of Mississippi State could be an intriguing first-round option. Scouts Inc. says he has good situational awareness and might be at his best in man-press coverage. The Colts didn't get good situational awareness from Cassius Vaughn, who played the bulk of the season as a starter. And Chuck Pagano wants corners who can play tight man coverage."