For this edition of the Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft, a seventh-round compensatory has been awarded, and some of the choices may have changed due to the recent free agent signings.
29th Selection Eddie Goldman (Florida State) Nose Tackle
A huge piece to have on the front of the 3-4 defense, nose tackle Eddie Goldman out of Florida State would be a huge addition on the defensive front. Now, the Colts may have signed defensive tackle Kendall Langford, but having two nose tackles that can rotate throughout the course of the game would be great to keep legs fresh.
61st Selection Laken Tomlinson (Duke) Offensive Guard
Now this may be a stretch if he lands to them at 61, but getting offensive guard Laken Tomlinson would be a great pick here. At 6-foot-3 and weighing 323 pounds, Tomlinson has huge upper body strength and a good IQ when it comes to reading blitzes and opposing defenses at the line of scrimmage.
93rd Selection Jaquiski Tartt (Samford) Strong Safety
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The short tenure of Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been an interesting one to say the least., He had the unenviable task of rebuilding a 2-14 team, but instead had to focus on his own health and let someone else do it. He has guided the team to the playoffs in each of his three seasons and even got the team a game from playing in the Super Bowl.So why on Earth are the Colts not locking him up for the foreseeable future and extending his contract?@cjzero/TwitterRead more »
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Indianapolis Colts coach is entering the final year of the four-year contract he signed when he was hired in 2012.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Colts are not expected to work out a contract extension with Pagano prior to the season.
The Colts reached the AFC title game this past season before losing to the New England Patriots by 38 points. The Colts have made the playoffs in each of Pagano’s three seasons, though he missed most of 2012 while battling cancer.
Pagano is 22-5 in the past two seasons.
If Pagano and the Colts are successful in 2015, the head coach could cash in like Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys, who earned a five-year, $30-million deal.
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There are reports surfacing that the Indianapolis Colts don’t plan on extending head coach Chuck Pagano this offseason. Despite leading Indianapolis to the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, Pagano is now prepared to enter into a make-or-break 2015 campaign.
This is interesting for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, Pagano’s success has been nearly unparalleled for a new head coach in the NFL.
If you remember correctly, the former Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns assistant actually missed a vast majority of his first season with the Colts back in 2012 while undergoing cancer treatment. Now back at full health, Pagano has won 11 games two consecutive seasons and is coming off a 2014 campaign that saw him lead Indianapolis to the AFC Championship game.
This obviously isn’t enough for Colts owner Jim Irsay to commit to Pagano long term. Instead, the embattled franchise head wants to see how the 2015 season plays out before making a long-term financial commitment.
Does this sound fa
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts are not expected to sign HC Chuck Pagano to a contract extension before the start of the 2015 season. According to Rapoport, Pagano will play out the final year of his contract before the two sides consider an extension. The Colts hired Pagano back in 2012. …
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Bolting to LA? The notion of San Diego moving to LA to potentially share a stadium with the Raiders has been floating around for awhile now, but San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos expressed at the NFL owners meetings this week his desire to keep the team and quarterback Philip Rivers in San Diego. Rivers, who will turn 34 in December, is slated to earn $15.75 million this season in the final year of his deal. Chargers GM Tom Telesco and head coach Mike McCoy not surprisingly also want to keep the
signal-caller, who last season completed over 66 percent of his passes
with 31 TDs while dealing with rib and back injuries. Both parties would
like an agreement that allows Rivers to retire a Charger. However,
Rivers has expressed some hesitation if the team moves to Los Angeles
following this season. Rivers is the father of seven children, so it’s
understandable that he might be hesitant toward a moving his family during the
twilight of his career. It’s not a commonly reporte…
The “Bad Marriage” between the Indianapolis Colts and Trent Richardson is over. At least that is what Trent called it.
The Colts sent the Cleveland Browns a first round draft pick in 2013 for the former first round running back and it never panned out. He finished playing in 29 games for the Colts with a staggering 3.1 yards per carry average.
He has found a new home in Oakland with the Raiders, and believe that he will become the starting running back come September.
Well the internet has had some fun with it recently, and might have summed up his entire career in one perfect picture.
Trent Richardson’s career pic.twitter.com/esSyI7jSLP
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) March 17, 2015
Good luck Oakland, you’ll need it.
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Over at Colts Academy, we’ve re-started content for the offseason.
First up is a series reviewing the offensive line, led by none other than Ben Gundy. The series will go through the offensive line, from the dregs of the roster (I STILL LIKE THAT TERM SO SUE ME) to the studs (I see you, AC).
Here’s what we have up so far:
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I’ll continue to post updates here on Colts Authority as more content is published. Thanks, as always, for your support.
The Colts did well at providing a veteran presence at a few positions of need in free agency, but they also lost some players. With some holes left to fill, the Colts will benefit greatly from their nine draft selections – a refreshment compared to their meager five draft picks in last year’s draft.With the 29th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select…Round 1, Pick 29Team Needs: Defensive End, Nose Tackle, Offensive Guard/Tackle, Inside Linebacker, Safety, Running Back, CornerbackThe Pick: Eddie Goldman | Nose Tackle | Florida StateMeasurements: 6’4”, 336lbs2014 Stat Line: 35 tackles (8.0 for loss), 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass defendedTwo of the Colts’ biggest needs reside on their defensive front – both at defensive end and nose tackle. With Eddie Goldman on the board, the Colts make a sound decision and select the nose tackle that will anchor their line for several years.The Colts need a player to help control the line of scrimmage, occupy blockers and ope…
Recently I sat down with Alex Hoegler of cover32.com, to discuss the Indianapolis Colts offseason moves thus far. Outside of of possibly Buffalo and Philadelphia, no other team has made a bigger splash than Indy.
1. Who is the Colts best free agent pick up?
Alex: Without a doubt, it’s Andre Johnson. Before I address him, I need to point out I love the Frank Gore signing. Yes, I’m a bit worried about his age (32) which is ripe-old for a running back, but there’s little doubt he can at least improve the Colts rushing game from a year ago.
Johnson brings everything the Colts need- an elite receiver to compliment T.Y. Hilton, a replacement for Reggie Wayne, a seasoned veteran hungry for a championship, and a player who of course will make the team better.
No receiver has been more consistent in the last decade than the 33-year-old Johnson. He has seven 1,000-yard seasons under his belt, despite having Matt Schaub as his best quarterback.
Johnson had 936 yards in 15 games, with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum,
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During the AFC coaches breakfast this morning, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano spoke on several things including new acquired running back Frank Gore.
” You just put the tape on and you still see the production. He’s a tough, hard-nosed, every-down back. He can play all three downs”
And when you look at the numbers over the last two years, Pagano is right. Since 2013, Gore has rushed for 2,234 yards and 13 touchdowns on 529 carries. Giving him 4.2 yards per carry average, far better than any other Colts running back during that time span. Leaving out Donald Brown here because he only had 102 carries in 2013 after sharing time with Trent Richardson until eventually taking over the starting spot late in the season.
He has also had two 50+ yard rushes over the last two seasons, and the Colts have just one ( Donald Brown).
Gore will be 32 when the 2015 season starts, and asking a back of that age to tote the rock at least 250 times in the regular season might be a bit much, but Pagano believes Go
The Indianapolis Colts will obviously lock up Andrew Luck long term at some point.
It won’t happen this year, though.
Jim Irsay puts the issue of Andrew Luck’s contract to rest for now. http://t.co/EDvSUOuXia pic.twitter.com/ngWOB6Ap7P
— IndyStar (@indystar) March 24, 2015
Here’s Irsay’s direct quote when asked about extending Luck this offseason:
“Not right now,” Irsay said. “I think that’ll be a focus of next offseason that we’ll address. Andrew still has two years left, and whatever our talks are between Andrew and his people will remain confidential. It’s not like we don’t have conversations about a possibility, so to speak, of something. But I really think most likely the scenario is most likely going to be going into the offseason next year is when that second contract will come up. That’s the vision I have right now.”
Luck’s entering the fourth year of his rookie deal and will make $3.4M in 2015.
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With two years remaining on his rookie contract, the Indianapolis Colts don’t seem to be in a hurry to sign franchise quarterback Andrew Luck to a lucrative long-term extension.
Colts’ owner Jim Irsay explained the team’s plans regarding Luck’s deal (via ESPN).
Andrew still has two years left, and whatever our talks are between Andrew and his people will remain confidential. I really think most likely the scenario is going into the offseason next year is when that second contract will come up. That’s the vision I have right now.
Luck’s deal differs from that of Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson, also drafted in 2012. Wilson is currently in the midst of negotiating a lucrative contract extension since his four-year, rookie deal is only good through 2015.
In addition to retaining Luck for two more years, Irsay also said the Colts’ priority is to keep young pass catchers Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen and T.Y. Hilton with the team.
It has long been considered that Luck will receive the l