Michael Pittman selected No. 34 overall by the Colts

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  2. Troy70

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    Mike will get a lot of balls from Rivers, good vet
     
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    Colts got RB Jonathan Taylor too. Who is their QB?
     
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    Philip Rivers
     
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    That will be a band aid for one year. Colts will need to find a long term QB next year.
     
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    Cool, high second round for Pitt as expected. Austin went first round as expected. Congrats to two really high character USC young men ready to make a splash in the pros. Fight On!

    As for the other thing.

    Philip Rivers is past his due date. He's older and stiffer than ever before. Who else does Indy have at QB?
     
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    Jacoby Brissett, but signing Rivers sure isn't a ringing endorsement for him. Wouldn't be surprised if the Colts took a quarterback with a late pick.
     
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    Colts can worry about QB next year. This year Rivers will be fine. Colts O-line is way, way better than the Chargers O-line.
     
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    How old is Rivers? So old, his OC at NC State was pre-USC Norm Chow.
     
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    Pittman got into a good situation as far as playing time goes.
    Too bad he is playing with old man Rivers.
     
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    Funny.

    I was going to say the Colts ran out of Luck at QB
     
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    Last year it looked like Rivers had trouble with long balls. Should be a good fit for Pittman as a possession receiver and red zone target
     
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    Came into the league same year as Eli Manning and Ben Roeslithberger.
     
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    I was hoping he'd get with the Jets, but I think the Jets got a better guy/fit in Mims way down at 59.
     
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    Darnold really got some help with this draft. He really has to step up this year.
     
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    I was hoping he'd get with the Jets, but I think the Jets got a better guy/fit in Mims way down at 59.
     
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    That may be the perception, but by definition, very few draft picks rise above "replacement-level" production. Also, most good players need a couple seasons to settle in and truly contribute value. And we can expect much more limited (or totally cancelled) OTAs, which will also constrain draftees from being ready to contribute. So, we should expect any help to come from previous drafts and free agent signings.
     
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    Just for fun I took a look at the 2018 Pro Bowl roster. You always hear stories about undrafted guys becoming great or two-star recruits showing that stars don’t matter. But if guys wind up being great in the NFL, chances are they’re coming from the first round.

    Quarterbacks - 4 of 6 were first rounders (plus Drew Brees as the first pick of the second round)

    Running backs - 4 of 6

    Fullbacks - 0 of 2

    Wide receivers - 2 of 8

    Tight ends - 1 of 4

    Offensive tackles - 4 of 6

    Offensive guards - 3 of 6

    Centers - 3 of 4

    Defensive ends - 4 of 6

    Defensive tackles - 3 of 6

    Outside linebackers - 6 of 6

    Inside linebackers - 2 of 4 (other two were second rounders)

    Cornerbacks - 6 of 8 (other two were second rounders)

    Free safeties - 2 of 4

    Strong safeties - 1 of 2 (other was the first pick of the second round)

    So that’s 45 out of of 78 players selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl coming from the first round. I flipped through some recent draft classes and there’s a pretty consistent ratio of twice as many Pro Bowlers coming from the first round than the second, and then a sprinkling of guys from the lower rounds. It’s also interesting that there always seemed to be way more undrafted guys (and not including punters and kickers) than 7th rounders.
     
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    Absolutely. This plays right to Pittman's strength, and vice versa. Rivers loves big receivers, and he will give Pittman plenty of chances to out-physical dbs, which he excels at. The Chargers' offensive line last year was worse than SC's in 2018, which is saying a lot. Rivers has to have blocking, and he will get it in Indy. I think this has the potential to work out well for both of them, and the Colts.
     

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