The Colts have plenty of draft capital to trade for Odell Beckham Jr., but should they pull the trigger on acquiring another superstar receiver?
Odell Beckham Jr.’s future with the Giants has become murky as trade rumors have begun to get louder after a controversial video surfaced this offseason. He’s also in the midst of contract extension negotiations as he wants to be one of the highest paid players in the league.
The Giants reportedly want a first round pick and some extra compensation to trade away one of the league’s most talented players. The Colts have the ammunition to possibly make that happen with the sixth overall pick, three second round picks in this year’s draft, and two 2019 second round picks.
The Colts desperately need to add another playmaker in the passing game. While Odell Beckham and T.Y. Hilton would have to fight over the number 13 jersey, they could potentially form the league’s best duo of wideouts.
Having a pair of wide receivers with Hilton and Beckham’s level of talent would cure Andrew Luck’s shoulder instantly.
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Unfortunately, Beckham is set to become a free agent next offseason and his next contract is going to be enormous.
On the other hand, the Colts will have plenty of cap room next year after spending next to nothing in free agency this offseason and could probably pay OBJ whatever he wants in his next contract.
When I first started pondering this topic, I thought my immediate answer would be no. But with the Colts’ amount of draft capital after the Jets trade and their spectacular amount of cap space, I think this trade might actually make sense.
If I were general manager Chris Ballard I’d try to trade my 2019 first round pick and a couple of second rounders, but I would strongly consider dealing the sixth overall pick, the 36th overall pick, and a 2019 second round pick in order to acquire one of the league’s best receivers.