The State of the Colts: Wide Receivers

Jerry Langton continues his analysis of the "State of the Colts" with a look at the wide receiver situation. Find out how Indianapolis is shaping up, heading into 2006.

Current status: The Colts are extraordinarily solid at wideout. With Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Brandon Stokely under contract, they don't have much to worry about.

Behind them, they have Aaron Moorehead and John Standeford battling for the possession spot. Perhaps more important are Roscoe Crosby, a raw talent with extraordinary ability, and Dan Sheldon, a tiny lightning bolt who could earn a spot as a return specialist.

What they'll do: It's unlikely the Colts will draft a wide receiver on the first day, unless they are looking for an eventual replacement for one of their aging starters.

More likely they will audition a number of speedy return specialists, especially if Polian finds one who hasn't reached his full potential yet.

How about: Might as well pull a name out of a hat. Remember Terrence Wilkins, who burst onto the scene in 1999?

The only draft prognosticator who rated him at all that year considered him the 103rd-best wideout, but Polian found him anyway. I'm no Polian, but I'd definitely consider Eastern Washington's skittery-quick Eric Kimble, Hampton's reliable Marquay McDaniel or Western Illinois' courageous Reggie Gray.

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