The measurables are in from the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and the verdict is...wow!
Even though the "Underwear Olympics" bore little resemblance to Sundays in the NFL, the 300+ NFL prospects invited to Indianapolis made a big impression with their athletic ability.
By now Colts fans can recite their team's player needs in their sleep: offensive line, defensive backs and the defensive front seven. Some of these needs will be addressed in free agency, others in the draft and some by both.
The Indianapolis Colts will draft in the 24th position of the first, third, fourth, sixth and seventh rounds, plus any compensatory picks they may be awarded during the March NFL owners' meeting.
This installment of "Guess What Grigson Will Do," takes a look at the measurables from the NFL Scouting Combine and how those measureables could address the Colts' player needs. The focus is solely on the measurables with the caveat that there is more to an NFL player than how fast he can run or how high he can jump in his underwear.
Colts' GM Ryan Grigson has already hinted that what he really wants to see at the NFL Scouting Combine is players on his radar perform poorly so that he can steal them in later rounds.
Taking this for some of his famous tongue-in-cheek banter and a thinly veiled attempt to confuse his rivals, let's assume for the sake of argument that Grigson and Head Coach Chuck Pagano do pay attention to the measurables posted at the Combine and that these data have some impact on the Colts' draft board.
With that in mind, here are the measurable standouts of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine that fill the Colts' needs and will be available when the Colts are "on the clock" at the 2013 NFL Draft.