Colts lacking playmakers on D

Updated: March 31, 2005, 11:44 AM ET
Scouts Inc.
Hundreds of players already have changed teams, but with the draft still to come, there's plenty of time to continue plugging holes. Where are those holes? Scouts Inc. has made its list of needs for all 32 NFL teams:

Inside linebacker
Some of the criticism aimed at Rob Morris and the role he played on a defense that finished among the worst in the league last year has been unfair. However, it's clear he isn't a good fit for Indianapolis' one-gap scheme and it's unlikely the unrestricted free agent returns.

While Gary Brackett is a very good backup who can fill in for a short period of time, he isn't dominant in any one area and isn't the long-term solution here. Keyon Whiteside, a fifth-round pick in 2003, is coming off a season-ending knee injury and hasn't progressed as hoped. As a result, look for the Colts to use an early-round pick on a linebacker who has the burst to make plays in the backfield and the range to make plays from sideline to sideline.


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