NFL Draft 2014: Indianapolis Colts may trade back into first-round

Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of an Indianapolis Colts helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of an Indianapolis Colts helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When the Indianapolis Colts traded their first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Trent Richardson, it looked like a steal of a deal. But now that the NFL Draft is approaching, and the class continues to look like one of the deepest in years, Colts fans are starting to wonder if trading that pick was such a great idea.

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has no regrets of the trade, but did hint that the Colts could trade back into the first-round to scoop some foamy talent off the top of the mug. ESPN Colts beat writer Mike Wells relayed this message but also relayed more of what Grigson said that suggests the depth of the draft may motivate the Colts to stand pat where they are.

Per ESPN.com:

“I think just good scouting 101, draft common sense, you would assume there are going to be players in those mid-rounds that’s going to be heavy with talent that maybe in other drafts you wouldn’t have been able to get,” Grigson said. “You’d have to take them a couple rounds higher. I’m excited and I think a lot of other general managers and coaches are excited as well, because I think this is going to be a deep draft class.”

There will inevitably be movement in the first-round, as there always is. But the question of whether or not the Colts will move seems to be connected to how deep the draft is and Indianapolis doesn’t appear antsy to move.

Topics: Indianapolis Colts, NFL Draft 2014

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