Was Donald Brown a Good Choice For The Colts?

Luke SteinbornContributor IMay 19, 2009

The 2009 NFL draft went well for some, but as for the Indianapolis Colts it seems controversial from my perspective.

As most of us fans know, the stand-out receiver Marvin Harrison was released and soon retired, leaving behind a legacy and a void on the team. So why, may I ask, did they pick up a running back?

I'm not going to lie, Donald Brown is a decent runner with potential, but the Colts already have two young players at that position.  One who is a solid starter and the other who has yet to prove himself. 

Unless the Colts cut/trade Mike Hart and keep Brown, or keep Hart and cut/trade Brown, I don't think it was a wise decision to draft Brown. They should have looked at the receivers available, or picked up a DL or an OL.

Although on the other hand, drafting Brown could be a safety net, because last year Addai was plagued with injuries. Another thing they could do is use any of those three running backs as a receiver, in my opinion Addai would be the safest bet, and use the other two as the running backs.

I believe this could be one of the worst seasons in Colts' history, and not because of just the running back situation. The team is getting fairly old, and I'm wondering how long Peyton Manning can go before he runs out of gas.