Who Colts Will Take in 1st Round of Draft…and Who They Should

Defensive end prospect Bradley Chubb (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Defensive end prospect Bradley Chubb (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

With the draft rapidly approaching, the Colts have a big decision to make. They need to decide who to take with the number six overall pick in the draft. Who will they take? And who SHOULD they take?

The Colts have a top ten pick in the upcoming draft. They don’t pick in the top ten very often, so they need to make the pick count. It seems as though the list of prospects they might draft has dwindled to about four players.

It seems likely that at least two quarterbacks will be taken in the first five picks. The Browns and Jets are almost certainly taking a quarterback with their picks, although who the Browns take with their second top five pick is up for debate. The Giants and Broncos could also take QB’s as well.

If four teams take quarterbacks, the Colts will have their pick of the litter. The Browns would likely take Saquon Barkley or Bradley Chubb with their other top five pick. Both New York teams have been linked to those players as well.

The most likely scenario is that the first three picks are quarterbacks. That leaves the Colts with an interesting decision. The players left after those picks that the Colts would be interested in taking would be Barkley, Chubb, Quenton Nelson, and Minkah Fitzpatrick.

If those players are available, the Colts would take Barkley or Chubb. They are the two best pure prospects in this draft. Both would be able to make immediate impacts with the team, and both would be fan favorites. But are they who the Colts should take?

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The Colts should take one of two players; Chubb or Nelson. Nelson would solidify a porous offensive line and help keep Andrew Luck healthy. Chubb would be able to get to the quarterback to help the defense get off the field in third down situations.