Heading into this season, everyone thought that in December, we'd be talking about the Indianapolis Colts battling for the top pick in the 2013 NFL draft for the second consecutive season. With a first-year head coach and 30 players with less than two years experience in the NFL, no one gave this team a chance.
Then, their head coach goes down with leukemia in early October, and with injuries, they had to rely on rookies. We thought this was a three to four-win football team at best. But, the Colts have overcome expectations and are in the driver's seat for an AFC wild card playoff spot.
That means the Colts will likely be picking mid to late first round next year. With Indianapolis going nearly all offense in last year's draft, expect it to look for defenders this season. The first four picks for Indianapolis were all offensive weapons which have come in and produced immediately.
Really, only another linebacker, defensive lineman, cornerback and some offensive line help is all the Colts are looking for. Mix that with having the most cap room in the NFL to sign free agents, and the Colts have a lot of options to become scary good starting next season.