Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Paul Kuharsky notes that Mel Kiper was impressed with Ryan Grigson's first draft:

Kiper: "Think the Colts were concerned about building a supporting cast forAndrew Luck? They showed an unbelievable commitment to Luck, adding the top two tight ends in the draft in Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen (Luck is used to two-TE sets), a burner in T.Y. Hilton who could become a gem in the slot and even got a possible late steal with Lavon Brazill way down the board. Josh Chapman hits a big need on the interior of that defensive line, and I've even heard really positive assessments of his health situation after he actually played some games without an ACL in 2011. Colleague Trent Dilfernoted that getting all these pass-catching pieces now is a good way to develop early chemistry and give Luck a chance to succeed earlier than we suspected given the state of the lineup going into the draft. I'd make this grade a good one with Luck alone. But the Colts did that one better. They had a plan and I came away impressed."

I too was impressed and that may be the last time I ever agree with Mel Kiper.

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