Incredibly, the Indianapolis Colts were able to make a playoff run this past season despite the fact that they may have had the worst offensive line in the AFC. Quarterback Andrew Luck is considered one of the best in the game, but you have to begin to question how long he can be productive when he is running for his life every game. The Colts need to bring in some free agents to play in front of Luck, or his run as an elite quarterback is bound to come to an end sooner than it should.
Playing behind Luck this past season was Frank Gore, who continues to put up solid numbers despite his advanced age. While Gore is a nice player still, his days of being a legitimate starting running back in the NFL are coming to an end. The organization needs to bring in their next big-time running back, and Dalvin Cook of Florida State could be just that.
If the Colts do make the pick for Cook, they would be giving Luck the kind of running back that Peyton Manning had in Edgerrin James during his time with the team. Cook can do it all from the running back position, and some scouts even like him better than Leonard Fournette in this draft. The Houston Texans had the best defense in the NFL this past season, and that was without J.J. Watt. If the Colts want to get back to the top of the AFC South, they are going to need to put some more weapons around Luck, and Cook would be quite an explosive one.