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Indianapolis Colts 2014 Draft Preview

By John McMullen, NFL Editor

(SportsNetwork.com) - It's been two years and two 11-5 finishes with Andrew Luck as the quarterback in Indianapolis.

Now it's time to take the next step and become a legitimate Super Bowl contender, something made that much tougher by the fact that general manager Ryan Grigson traded the team's first-round pick in 2014 to Cleveland for disappointing running back Trent Richardson.

The Colts only have five selections in the upcoming draft and will not get a chance to pick, barring a trade, until the 59th overall choice yet they could use help at safety, linebacker and wide receiver.

Players with late-second-round grades who could be logical fits include USC center Marcus Martin or corners like Rice's Phillip Gaines and Utah's Keith McGill.

2013 Record: 11-5

Top Needs: CB, OC, WR

First Three Picks: No. 59, No. 90, No. 166

Number of Selections: 5 (2, 3, 5, 6, 7)

CALLING THE SHOTS: Grigson was living a charmed life by waltzing in and snaring Luck in his first season as GM, probably the best long-term QB prospect in a decade or more. Now, he's getting a few crossed-eyed looks for the first time thanks to his overreach for Richardson, a player who has shown absolutely no explosion in either Cleveland or Indy.

RECENT FIRST ROUND HISTORY: 2013 - Bjoern Werner (DE/OLB, Florida State); 2012 - Andrew Luck (QB, Stanford); 2011 - Anthony Castonzo (OT, Boston College); 2010 - Jerry Hughes (DE, TCU); 2009 - Donald Brown (RB, Connecticut); 2008 - none; 2007 - Anthony Gonzalez (WR, Ohio State); 2006 - Joseph Addai (RB, LSU); 2005 - Marlin Jackson (CB, Michigan); 2004 - none; 2003 - Dallas Clark (TE, Iowa); 2002 - Dwight Freeney (DE, Syracuse).

05/02 12:20:01 ET

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Scoreboard
MLB
9th
KAN 7
SFG 2
 
Final
ORL 89
HOU 90
Final
BOS 100
BRK 86
Final
NYK 103
WAS 100
Final
MEM 96
CLE 92
Final
MIL 91
MIN 110
Final
SAN 107
ATL 117
 
3rd
LAL 50
POR 37
 
2nd
LAC 38
PHO 44
 
7:00pm Tonight
OTT 0
TOR 0
Final
PIT 3
PHI 5
2nd Intermission
EDM 3
WAS 2
 
Final
ANA 1
BUF 0