Should Austin Collie be let go in Indianapolis? I say yes and the first reason, has nothing to do with his talent because he is a talented wide receiver. The problem is he can not stay healthy. Collie has been plagued by concussions and has not started in more than six games in his three year career. He his career high in receptions is only 60 and he has never had over 1,000 yards receiving. If the Colts can cut one of the greatest quarter backs of all time, Peyton Manning, they surely can cut Collie. The Colts have repeatedly given Collie a chance but, with all of these young up and coming wide receivers they can not afford to keep him.
They have to many good young receivers on this roster to keep an older guy who has not done anything yet. The first such player to look at is LaVon Brazill, who is a 5’10” 192 pound rookie wide receiver from Ohio University. This young man had 72 receptions and 1,150 yards with 11 touch downs. He ran a good 40-Yard Dash time of 4.48 at the combine. Brazill is a very good route runner, he is both quick and explosive off of the line of scrimmage. Brazill is very good at changing his speed which will leave opposing corner backs guessing. He has very strong hands and is a good deep threat do to his ability to extend for the ball. He will also help the Colts in the return game and that is one thing Collie will not do.
T.Y. Hilton was the twenty-ninth pick of the third round and he is no joke. The 5’10” 183 pound young man from Florida International is ready to play at the NFL level. Hilton is a very athletic player whose speed is known to take the top off on defenses. He has a great burst off of the line and can also help in the return game. T.Y. is a deep threat who creates separation very well do to his superior long speed. He is also a decent route runner who does well out of the slot and can help spread the field for first overall pick, Andrew Luck.
The Colts also signed, Donnie Avery, 5’11”186 pound wide receiver in the free agency who played for the Titians and the Rams during his career. Avery had a great combine going into being drafted by the rams, running a 4.2 40-yard dash. Avery is ready to break out this season he has large hands and is very strong for his size. He obviously displays great speed, quick feet and, excellent explosiveness and change of speed agility. Donnie is very good at running after the catch, he is an elusive rout runner and is another good deep threat for this young Colts offense. He is also a very good zone route runner which is what Wes Welker, of the Patriots, has made his carer doing.
Last but not least, Kashif Moore who was recently cut by the Bengals do to their young depth at the position. Kashif is a small receiver at only 5’9” 175 pounds. Similar to the receivers mentioned above is a speedster, running a 4.42 40- yard dash. The difference between Moore and the other receivers on this team is he uses his speed to run short intermediate routes. Moore is very fast off the line and is a crisp route runner and is very good in and out of his cuts he also is not afraid to catch the ball over the middle and he does it well.
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