Everyone is always looking for value in the NFL Draft. The Colts have a decent history of finding sleepers in the draft, so who could be this year’s sleepers?
The Colts have seven picks in this year’s draft. The number three overall pick is obviously the most important one, but the team still needs to get value from its other picks. There are plenty of potentially underrated prospects that the Colts should keep their eyes on on draft day.
One of these players is someone who actually just got hurt at the combine; Billy Price. He is a center out of Ohio State and was projected as a first round pick. But now that he suffered an injury during the bench press, his stock should plummet. It might fall far enough where the Colts could get a potential first round talent in the second or third round.
Price played center this past season at Ohio State, but he played guard before that. Price has excellent versatility and can play either guard position or center. Indianapolis needs to upgrade their offensive line, and Price, even with the injury, could do just that.
Another sleeper pick the Colts could potentially take is cornerback Jaire Alexander. Alexander had a dynamite junior year at Louisville. He was their best player in the secondary that year and was also dangerous in special teams. However his senior year, his stats were a little down so his draft stock tumbled as well. The Colts might be able to steal him as low as the fourth round.
One last sleeper is running back from Notre Dame Josh Adams. If the Colts decide not to take Saquon Barkley, they could take Josh Adams to pair him with Marlon Mack in the backfield. Adams had an excellent year, and was a Heisman trophy contender until the Irish fell apart late in the year. He could be taken as low as the fifth or sixth round.
Keep an eye on all three of these prospects on draft day. Hopefully the Colts get some value in their draft picks. It wouldn’t surprise me if the team ended up with one of these players.