Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Gonzo is in one of the best situations that he can be. He is an ideal #3 reciever who may be able to play #2 at some point in his career. He is a very good route runner and makes a lot of difficult catches. He did have trouble when he was the primary reciever and was unable to exploit his speed with deep routes. I question indy's decision to make this pick. Their offense isn't the problem and lost quite a bit on the defensive side of the ball. They used a first rounder to draft a guy who at best can play a #2 reciever. But I guess when you are the defending super bowl champs you can do whatever you want.
I'm a Colts fan and I'm excited and glad that they picked Gonzo. He's going to thrive in the Colts offense. The Colts have had success developing linebackers in the past and I think Freddy Keiaho will be able to step in and fill Cato June's shoes. Keiaho is a big time athlete. They lost David and Harper, their two starting corners, so I was a little surprised that they didn't go for a corner in round two, but they got a corner in round 3 that was projected to be a round 1 pick until a bad 40 time due to a tight hamstring in Daymeion Hughes. They also grabbed Michael Coe from Alabama in round 5. Marlin Jackson played a lot at corner last year and will have to take a full-time position there this year. Someone will have to step up to fill the other corner spot. Michael Doss left as a safety, but the emergence of Antoine Bethea after Doss tore his ACL eliminates that need.
The only sketchy move that they made in the draft IMO was trading next year's first round pick to get Tony Ugoh in the second round. It makes sense to me when I think about him as a replacement for the aging and high paid Tarik Glenn though. They'll probably let Glenn go next year to free up a lot of salary room and have Ugoh take over protecting Manning's blind side.
Bill Polian has a very good track record when it comes to picking first and second rounders in the past, and I think this draft will continue to prove how great he is at doing what he does.