After two straight seasons of missing the playoffs, the Colts have many needs. In addressing them, the first-round draft pick is just the start.
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Dwayne Allen didn't exactly live up to his big new contract, but the Colts have too many pressing needs to be throwing big money at another tight end.
Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer
The Colts were given one compensatory pick Friday. The extra pick gives the Colts seven total picks in the April draft. They will pick 14th or 15th in the first round depending on a coin flip with Philadelphia next month.
Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer
Colts coach Chuck Pagano will make his first public comments since Ryan Grigson was fired as general manager and owner Jim Irsay announced that he would return as coach next season when he speaks at the NFL's annual combine on March 2. Pagano will likely also talk about how his relationship has been so far with general manager Chris Ballard. Ballard will address the media on March 1.
It took two players and six draft picks to pry him away from the Los Angeles Rams early in the 1987 season -- and was well worth it.
If the Colts bolster their defense with early draft picks, they're still likely to find a quality running back later. Will Alvin Kamara be available?
The Colts are among the finalists to be the next team featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks," but don't expect them to change much if chosen for the show.
The pass-rushing ability of linebacker Melvin Ingram would be an ideal fit for the Colts, who could have four new starters at the position in 2017.
A solid Indianapolis offensive line would become even better with the addition of T.J. Lang.
Defensive help is a top priority for the Colts, but would they draft a receiver in the later rounds?
Former NFL running back Trent Richardson was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Alabama.
The Colts have emphasized re-signing free agents in recent seasons, but do they have anybody this year who merits such a focus?
Pass-rushers are a glaring need for the Colts after the retirement of Robert Mathis and because Erik Walden and Trent Cole are free agents.
Linebacker Erik Walden, tight end Jack Doyle and cornerback Darius Butler appear to be the top candidates, but it's doubtful that general manager Chris Ballard will go the franchise-tag route.
A new GM and a need for a youth infusion will inevitably lead to some roster turnover this offseason. But the Colts have maintained the same head coach and quarterback since 2012.
Erik Walden was Indy's most productive pass rusher in 2016, but the Colts could also use a youth infusion on defense.
The Colts keep giving Jones chances, but it's not working out for the two parties because of his inability to stay healthy.
Free agent Mike Adams wants to re-sign with Indianapolis but does not know whether he is a priority for the Colts.
What moves will Chris Ballard make in free agency, with trades and in the draft to plug the holes the Colts have on defense and to add depth?
The Colts need to rebuild, but it won't be at quarterback. Andrew Luck is the starter for now and the future.
Veteran leadership is already leaving the Colts this offseason, and it's looking more like Andrew Luck will need to pipe up and fill that void.
You can't fault new Colts general manager Chris Ballard for wanting to tear the defense down and put it back together.
Frank Gore turns 34 later this year, so the Colts have a need at running back, but they also need to better control the defensive line of scrimmage.
Right now, the former No. 1 overall draft pick's Pro Bowl nods are the only thing going for him in his case for enshrinement in Canton.