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Stefon Diggs has been one of the best 15 receivers in the NFL over the past few seasons. A good athlete who runs very good routes and has sticky hands Malik Hooker Jersey White , Diggs has established himself as a high-end all around receiver. He has been successful in a few different offenses with different quarterbacks, and broke the 100 catch, 1000 yard threshold last year with Kirk Cousins as his quarterback. At 6’0”, 190 lbs. he is not a large receiver and isn’t overly physical, which is what has limited his ceiling. Diggs has shown flashes being a top 8 receiver in the NFL at times, but has had issues with consistency, due in part toinconsistent quarterback play and changes in play calling. Diggs is in the first year of the 5 year contract extension he signed last off-season. The extension was for 5 years and worth $72,000,000 with $40,000 Womens Peyton Manning Jersey ,000 guaranteed.Why would the Colts go after Diggs? Because they need a receiver. In fact, there is a strong argument that the Colts’ biggest need is at receiver. TY Hilton is a star for the Colts, but with him out of the lineup or at less than 100%, it becomes clear that the receiving corps is below average. Zach Pascal has had himself a very nice season, emerging as a rotational receiver with good blocking and route running skills. Despite Pascal’s emergence, the Colts clearly need a consistent receiver outside of Hilton, and I don’t think Pascal is that guy. Pascal could potentially become a #3 or #4 receiver long-term for the Colts, but he does not have the talent to be a 60-70 catch, 900 yard complementary receiver that the receivers need. Diggs could be that and more.His Fit in the OffenseFrank Reich’s offense puts an emphasis on route running and a strong mental game from his receivers. There are a lot of “read” routes that the receivers need to know about and they need to be able to recognize defenses. Diggs, despite his young age Womens Malik Hooker Jersey , has 4 years of starter experience in the NFL.He has been a part of offenses that rely on read routes, such as Pat Shurmur’s offense, which requires many of the same traits in its receivers as Reich's. How Much He Would CostWith Mohamed Sanu going for a 2nd round pick (assumed to be a late 2nd round since it came from the Patriots) and Amari Cooper going for a late first round pick, you’d have to imagine that Diggs is somewhere in the middle, but perhaps closer to Cooper than to Sanu. Cooper was a year younger at the time, and I believe most would argue his ceiling and talent level is/was higher than that of Diggs. Diggs is clearly better than a receiver like Mohamed Sanu, who is a good but not great complementary #2 receiver. I believe in order to get Stefon Diggs, the Colts would have to give up the 2nd round pick that they received from the Washington Redskins. The Redskins are likely to be a bottom 5 team in the NFL, which means that their 2nd round pick will be in the 33 to 37 overall pick range in the draft.Is it Worth it?The first of 2 second picks would be the Colts’ second pick in the draft and this would fill a big need for the Colts. The Colts have no major weaknesses on offense outside of the receiver spot, as they have one of the strongest offensive lines in the league Andrew Luck Jersey White , a great group of running backs, a good group of tight ends and a capable young quarterback who should be on the roster next season. Adding a receiver like Diggs would give them one of the strongest 5-6 receiving corps in the NFL and another toy for Brissett to play with. When the Cowboys traded for Cooper, they were in a very similar position. Their trade for Cooper, which cost them the 27th overall pick, looks like a steal right now. I believe the Colts SHOULD make the trade as it still leaves them with two picks in the first two rounds and trading for Diggs would solve a major issue on the team. Considering the Colts don’t have a lot of major needs on defense (interior defensive line being the only real pressing one), the Colts should strongly consider this deal and add a play-maker to an offense that could use another one.FanPulse Week 3: A look around the league Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across the NFL powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Colts fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.Confidence in the direction of the Colts:Looking at poll results from Indianapolis Colts fans is interesting. Heading into week one saw 93% of fans confident in the direction of the team, following the loss to Bengals that number dropped to 82% and now following a win against the Redskins 94% are confident that Chris Ballard and Frank Reich have righted the ship. What about our opponents? Interestingly Bengals fans confidence in their team fell from 84% to 68% following their week 1 win. Apparently the Colts outplayed their expectations Andrew Luck Jersey , or perhaps Bengals fans are just a confused bunch, unsure how they should feel?The Colts effect on Redskins fans was also interesting:Following a week one beat down of the Arizona Cardinals, Hogs Haven was riding a wave of confidence at 88%, following their week two beat down at the hands of the Colts they have dropped all the way to a confidence rating of 36%. That’s a drop of 52%! This tells me that fans around the league, thus far, have no respect for our Indianapolis Colts. Why else would you lose confidence after winning a close game and then have the majority of your fans lose confidence after losing a single game? You wouldn’t unless you believed you were playing against a bad team. On To The Eagles:Ultimately Colts fans who were polled feel very confident about the direction of the team and this week they will face a Philadelphia Eagles team that is returning its starting quarterback in Carson Wentz. Eagles fans voted before the Wentz news broke so keep that in mind when considering these results:Eagles fan confidence polled at 97% to start the season, rose to 98% after a win and have fallen to 93% following their week 2 loss. Again, these numbers are without Carson Wentz, so I have to believe his return would bump that 93% a few points higher. The most interesting thing to note given this weeks poll is while Colts fan confidence rose by 12% and Eagles fan confidence fell by 5%, both Colts and Eagles fans expect the Eagles to win this game. Stampede Blue FanPulse: Eagles by 2Bleeding Green Nation FanPulse: Eagles by 9Frankly it doesn’t look like Eagles fans respect the Colts very much either. Sunday will be a day of surprises around the league Womens Darius Leonard Jersey , hopefully everyone who predicted the Colts to lose will be among the surprised. AFC South Fan Confidence:The Tennessee Titans beat what looks to be a bad Houston Texans team in week 2:Filling Music City Miracles users to the brim with confidence going from a 38% confidence rating to 73% of fans suddenly feeling confident in the direction of their team. Meanwhile Texans fans had the opposite and nearly equal reaction:Falling from a 49% confidence rating all the way to 22%, the Texans are in the bottom of the AFC South in more ways than one. The Jacksonville Jaguars on the other hand have one playoff appearance in a decade and are set to descend into cap-hell during the 2019 off season, but all seems bright for Jags fans following their impressive win against the New England Patriots:Of Jags fans polled 99% are confident in the direction of the team, which I suppose, does mean they are at the top of the AFC South in more ways than one.FanPulse SB Nation Question:Each fanbase answered questions about their team and also this question about how the NFL should fix overtime. Amazingly 52% of people polled have never witnessed how exciting a college overtime game is and a total of 53% of people responded with the incorrect answer (that’s a joke, relax. Unless you’re in the 53% and then I suggest watching more college football). So far FanPulse has provided us with great insight of how fans of other teams are feeling about their team and as a result how fans of other teams are viewing the Colts. Do you feel that the Colts are being disrespected? How are you feeling about the other AFC South teams? If you were in charge how would you fix the NFL’s overtime problem?