selection: Christian Darrisaw, T., Virginia Tech
expert: Dean Kindig, DraftTek
Date of the sample draft: February 10th (Link)
analysis: “First off, congratulations to the entire Manning family. We absolutely knew it was going to happen on the first ballot, but it still feels good to see it: Peyton is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
Speaking of quarterbacks, it can be difficult to keep up with the rumor mill in and around The Shoe: We act for Wentz! No, we act for Stafford! Guess what?!? Andrew Luck is coming back! Wait, no, it’s definitely Wentz! We’re chasing Matt Ryan! Wait, Russell Wilson for sure! Everyone step back from the F10 key, take three deep breaths and think about it: If the breeze is rolling, they already have a vet QB in this paddock. You have $ 60M + Cap Space for Free Agency. Using a BPA strategy in the draft could add a lot of OL depth to the Vet QB, a manageable rookie headed QB, a quick water bug WR with Quicks, and some key elements of defense (EDGE, CB).
Do the Colts need Christian Darrisaw as an RD1 election? Well, I want you to see the Colts’ LT out of the zone during this running game. Now imagine if you could have any OT from this design whose specialty is outside the zone. Well, you just moved him in. Read about Darrisaw here. You will thank me later. “