Originally posted on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 1/18/12
With the dilemma of to draft Luck or to trade the pick settling upon the Colts organization many are speculating what could be had for the pick. Few people realize however, that the Colts have been in this position before. In 1999 the New Orleans Saints traded their entire draft plus a first and third round pick the next year for RB Ricky Williams. This trade occurred with the Redskins one pick after the Colts took Edgerrin James. One would have to assume that the Colts passed up on a similar offer and took an All-Pro running back instead, but what could have been if Indy took the picks instead of the player? Indianapolis, as covered by Kyle in his earlier analysis, desperately needed a running back after trading a disgruntled Marshall Faulk. In a similar scenario, one could plausibly state that the current Colts desperately need a quarterback, but what if they took a pass and went with the quantity of picks while downgrading the quality of player? Let’s go back and take a look....
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