From trade winds to done deal, all in a matter of hours.
The Colts have announced that the tradel to bring cornerback Vontae Davis from Miami has been finalized. And in addition to the 2013 second-round pick that will be shipped to South Florida, the Colts also will be sending a conditional late-round pick to the Dolphins.
The Colts didn’t identify the condition or the round of the other draft pick.
“Bottom line with this move today is we got better as a football team,” General Manager Ryan Grigson said. “That is always the goal each day for this organization. From the first time he stepped on the field at Illinois as a freshman or in the National Football League as a rookie, you knew Vontae was a special talent. Now he has a chance under Coach Pagano and this coaching staff to reach not only his potential as a football player, but as a person as well. That is our collective goal moving forward.”
Although the 2012 Colts definitely got better, if the final outcome to the season isn’t much better than 2011, that second-round pick will be basically a very low first-round selection. Not having that pick will keep the Colts from getting much better on the second day of the next draft.