The Colts selected guard Quenton Nelson with the sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft, which will help solidify the offensive line in Indianapolis.
There were only two quarterbacks taken in the top five picks of the draft, which wasn’t a great outcome for the Colts, who should be set at that position.
Indianapolis didn’t waste any time in making their selection at number six overall, which suggests that they weren’t listening to many offers to trade down again.
General manager Chris Ballard was outspoken in his love for Quenton Nelson throughout the draft process, and he jumped at the opportunity to pick the best prospect in the class.
There is no such thing as a “safe pick” in the NFL Draft, but Nelson is about as close as it gets.
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The Colts desperately needed some help along the interior of the offensive line, especially with Andrew Luck expected to make his return in 2018.
Matt Slauson and Jack Mewhort were slotted to start at the two guard spots next season. Both of them have had strong seasons during their career, but each player struggled with injuries last year.
There is also the possibility that the Colts could experiment in moving Nelson outside as the right tackle position is a major question mark.
Either way, Indianapolis got the prospect that almost every analyst saw as a surefire Pro Bowler and the Colts could definitely use that sort of talent in the trenches.
With the addition of Nelson, the Colts finally have a promising nucleus of players on the offensive line.