The Indianapolis Colts are readying for NFL Draft and now know just how many picks they’ll have at the end of April.
The NFL Draft is under a month away. This year’s draft will be held in Chicago from April 28-30. The Colts have six picks in this year’s draft, and really need to nail every single one this time around.
Of course every team wants to find a starter with each pick, but for the Colts they are about to enter cap hell and will have to rely on young talent going forward. The Colts have also had a fairly bad draft history, especially with regards to their first round picks (Andrew Luck doesn’t count) and desperately need to find some young impact players this April.
First round: 18th overall selection
Second round: 48th overall selection
Third round: 82nd overall selection
Fourth round: 116th overall selection
Fifth round: 155th overall selection
Sixth round: None
Seventh round: 239th overall selection
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The Colts traded their sixth-rounder for inside linebacker Sio Moore during the preseason last year. Moore could barely get on the field in 2015, but with Jerrell Freeman leaving in free agency he’ll be able to compete for the starting spot this July.
The Colts are sure to have a number of options available to them with the 18th pick and will be able to fill one of the many holes on the current roster. Two of the team’s last four first round picks haven’t panned out and the team will be trying to find a game changer at some point during the weekend.
The Colts have rarely picked in the top 20 spots in the draft, and have only done so twice in the past 15 years. They had the first pick in the draft in 2012, used on Andrew Luck, and the 11th back in 2002 when they selected Dwight Freeney. Both worked out fairly well for Indianapolis.
The first round of the draft will start on April 28 at 8:00 PM.