If Indianapolis Colts want Matt Ryan’s wins, WR corps is needed – Indianapolis Colts Blogger

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis ColtsThe receiver room's width is like a large pantry that you open at home after not going to the grocery store in a while. Although there are some products there, there may not be enough ingredients to create a truly eye-catching finished product.

That’s not great news for the Colts' experienced chef — well, new quarterbackMatt Ryan.

Two of their most pressing offseason needs were met by the Colts when they traded for Ryan and pass rusher. Yannick Ngakoue. Those two won’t be enough, though.

Ryan – and running back Jonathan Taylor – need help at receiver, the next most-pressing need for the Colts. Ryan needs targets to rely on and Taylor needs receivers that can stop opponents stacking the boxes on a regular basis as he attempts to run.

“Do we need to add [receivers]? Yes,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporters during the NFL owners meetings last month. “I’m not going to sit here and say we don’t. But we have some young players that we like.”

The Colts Receiving Room is in its current state Michael Pittman Jr., just coming off a 1,000-yard receiving year, and many other unproven players. That’s because veteran T.Y. HiltonYou are still free to use this agent Zach PascalNick Sirianni, ex-Colts offensive coordinator, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Colts aren’t panicking over their current receiving situation because they feel optimistic about what they have coming back. Coach Frank Reich has high hopes for young receivers like Dezmon Patmon, Ashton DulinAnd Mike Strachan. One of the best receivers returning – Parris Campbell – has become an Only if player. Campbell could become the team’s No. Next season, Campbell could become the No. 2 receiver Only ifHe is able to find a way of staying healthy. He missed 34 of the 49 regular-season games during his NFL career.

“Our job is always to improve the roster,” Reich said during the owners meetings. “I happen to have a lot of belief in the young guys.”

It’s great to have belief in the young players on the roster, but returning receivers not named Michael Pittman Jr. combined for a total for 28 receptions, 387 yards and four touchdowns last season.

And that’s between six receivers.

The Colts will include running back to make up for any inexperience they may have as receivers. Nyheim HinesThe passing game will improve even further next season. Hines, who was a former NC State receiver, just finished a season in which he had 40 receptions, which is a record for him. The Colts should benefit from this, as Ryan's completions last season (110 of 375) were 29% run backs. Atlanta Falcons.

“We talk about it all the time. We talk about the real specifics at wide receiver we’d like to have … you’re looking for super competitive guys who are very productive and explosive but have great change of direction and great hands,” owner Jim Irsay said about the free-agent market at receiver. “You’re looking for a real specific talent at this point, and it doesn’t appear to be out there.”

The bad news for the Colts is that they don’t have a first-round pick after giving it to the Philadelphia EaglesPart of the Carson Wentz trade. They have seven draft picks, which is a good sign.

ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay had seven receiving candidates in the first round. Four more were selected in round two. his most recent mock draft. He is the Colts Georgia receiver George PickensWith the No. With the No. 42 pick, six spots behind Western Michigan's Skyy MooreThe New York GiantsNo. 36.

Mel Kiper Jr., an ESPN NFL draft analyst, had seven wide receivers in Round 1. his newest mockHe addressed another Colts roster issue (left tackle), by giving them OT. Bernhard RaimannCentral Michigan at No. 42.

The Colts can’t go into next season still having questions in their wide receiver pantry. Ryan must be a winning quarterback. This is especially true with the AFC's improved talent, which will likely lead to even greater offensive production in 2022.

“We have the draft picks, and we’re excited about that,” Irsay said. “We know it’s hard to bring in a rookie, just plug him in. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. It is important to be patient and not make mistakes.

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