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Trading back in first round is not likely for Colts

Right tackle. Right guard. Center. Linebacker. Cornerback. Running back.

Those are all positions of need for the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL draft. What the Colts do at No. 18 is anybody's guess because a lot will depend on how the draft board shakes out.

Mike Wells: Anything is truly possible when it comes to Colts general manager Ryan Grigson and the draft. I don’t see the Colts trading back in the first round because they have so many things that need to be addressed.

Grigson was asked about the possibility of trading back in the draft during his press conference earlier this week.

“I don’t think you (trade back) just to hoard more picks,” Grigson said. “I just think that wouldn’t be wise. I think we’ve moved up and moved back in every draft pretty much, so I think if the opportunity is there and there is a player we really like, quote, unquote ‘really like,’ then we’ll be aggressive if we can be.

“Like I said, we’ve got to make these picks count. There’s always picks -- I’ve never tried to trade a pick like five years from now but maybe, you never know.”

The Colts will take the best player available (they obviously won’t take a quarterback) at No. 18 if they keep the pick.