Indianapolis Colts Draft Grades: Rounds 3, 4, and 5
We continue to grade the 2018 NFL draft that the Colts had, now moving on to rounds three, four, and five.
The Colts have several positions of need to address in this draft, and they addressed three of them in the first two rounds. Taking two guards, a linebacker, and two defensive ends, the Colts got better at each of those positions. But they still had other areas they needed to improve. Here are the grades for their picks in the third through fifth rounds.
Third Round Grades:
The Colts did not have a third round pick, as they traded it to jump up in the second round to take Tyquan Lewis.
Fourth Round Grades:
Indianapolis decided to go with a skill player with their fourth round pick. They decided to get more running back depth behind Marlon Mack. Hines is a fast guy. He ran for over 1,000 yards and had 12 touchdowns last season as junior. He also has good hands out of the backfield. He can be a good backup to Mack.
Fifth Round Grades:
Fountain is a wide receiver out of Northern Iowa. While Fountain is a decent player, the need of wide receiver could have been addressed sooner. The Colts are clearly expecting Ryan Grant to morph into a number two receiver behind T.Y. Hilton, but it remains to be seen if that is a smart move. Fountain is a fourth wide receiver at best right now.
Indy opted to take another running back in the fifth round, which seems odd. Wilkins is a different type of back from Hines, with Wilkins being more of a power back. He could be good in goal line situations, but the Colts could have addressed another need with this pick.