INDIANAPOLIS – After watching the draft for nearly six hours and 58 prospects come off the board, the Colts made their move on Friday night.
The moves centered on stockpiling the talent around
In offensive lineman Jack Mehwort, the Colts have acquired a player with tackle size at 6-6 and 309 pounds but one with the position flexibility to slide inside at the next level.
In wide receiver
It didn’t take long for the draft grades to role in on the Colts second and third round picks and below are some of the thoughts from outsiders on the newest players heading to Indianapolis.
Mewhort started at left tackle for the Buckeyes the last two years but he flipped sides down at the Senior Bowl.
Playing right tackle and right guard, Mewhort caught the Colts eye down in Mobile and Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage shared his thoughts on Mewhort.
@Colts finally jumped into draft in 2nd Rd w/ selection of Ohio State OL Jack Mewhort. He can play 4 of spots on the offensive line.— Phil Savage (@SeniorBowlPhil) May 10, 2014
No. 90, Donte Moncrief, Wide Receiver, Mississippi
Growing up in Raleigh, Mississippi, Moncrief has done a pretty good job of putting the 1,500-person town on the map.
Other have taken notice of Moncrief's play and the 20-year old receiver got rave reviews when the Colts chose him at No. 90.
Here are a few excerpts on draft grades from around the league:
Monday Morning Quarterback's Greg Bedard
Indianapolis Colts: Didn’t pick until 59th and 90th, but they got two needed players in offensive tackle Jack Mewhort, who should compete right away at right guard, and wide receiver Donte Moncrief. He’s one of my favorite players in the draft, and the Colts can bring him along slowly behind Reggie Wayne and
Hakeem Nicksat the boundary receiver spots.
Moncrief can fly and the Colts need that. Hakeem Nicks might be a one-year guy and Reggie Wayne is coming off an injury. I like it.
The skinny: We'll keep the Colts down here, thanks to the still-to-be-determined trade that cost them their first-rounder, but Mewhort is a nice boost to the offensive line. Moncrief is a bit raw but could find some playing time down the road for the Colts.