26 Aug 2012
OK, so, this is apparently what Jim Irsay has been babbling about on Twitter the last few days. The Colts have sent a second-round pick and a conditional late-round pick to Miami for cornerback Vontae Davis, who had lost his starting job to Richard Marshall. Last year, Davis was 21st in adjusted success rate but 54th in yards allowed per pass, so he was pretty good overall but did get burned sometimes. I've talked a lot in the past about top cornerbacks often not fully developing until year four, and Davis is entering year four. On the other hand, if the Colts do what we expect this season, that second-round pick they sent to Miami is going to be somewhere around No. 40. That's a pretty darn good pick.
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Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?