What the Colts are Thinking the Night Before the Draft

How will the Colts finish the mock draft (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
How will the Colts finish the mock draft (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /

The Colts have one more night to figure out what they want to do in the draft. Here is what their mindset will be tonight.

Most teams have plenty to think about tonight. They will be getting last minute scouting reports and will having last second deliberations on players. The Colts are no different. They have a lot to think about the night before the draft starts.

The Colts have a total of nine draft picks to use throughout the entire draft. They know what they are going to do with their first round pick. They know all the scenarios that could happen. At this point, it’s about planning for the rest of the draft.

They know what position they are going to take in that first round, so they will be going after other needs later in the draft. It is very likely they address wide receiver, linebacker, and offensive line with their three second round picks. Those are positions where you can get value out of second rounders.

If they address those positions, there could be some intriguing names available for the Colts. Billy Price from Ohio State could be there along the offensive line. Christian Kirk from Texas A&M could be an answer at wide receiver. Malik Jefferson from Texas could help at linebacker. All of these players have great talent and could help the Colts immediately.

Taking players later in the draft is more about building depth than it is finding starters. If a team can find a diamond in the rough in the 4th or 5th round, they’ll take it. But the Colts should be looking to develop depth along the trenches and in the secondary late in the draft.

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