Should the Colts Take Anyone in the Supplemental Draft?

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A Indianapolis Colts fan poses during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A Indianapolis Colts fan poses during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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No one has been taken in the supplemental draft in three years, but this is the deepest talent pool the draft has had in years. Should the Colts draft someone in the talent pool?

The Colts have not taken anyone from the supplemental draft int he last few years. They have emphasized the prospects that they have scouted in the NFL Draft. But his talent pool is a little bit deeper than it has been in recent years. Does that mean the Colts should take a chance?

The supplemental draft is typically for players who have had troubled pasts. Their college eligibility is in question for some reason, whether that be from a suspension for violating team rules or violating NCAA rules. This draft is a way for players to continue their careers in football.

Typically the price is high for a team to take a player in this draft. They have a bidding system based on the grade of draft pick they are willing to give up in next year’s draft in order to take a player in the supplemental draft. The highest draft pick given up in the last few years was a third round pick by Oakland to select Terrelle Pryor.

It would be a great surprise to see the Colts take anyone from this draft. They emphasized acquiring picks for the NFL Draft, so it would be shocking to see them part with one of those picks to take a player in the supplemental draft.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t talent to be gained. There are a few players who warrant a look or two. But GM Chris Ballard has to decide whether or not those players are worth the baggage that they carry.

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If the Colts do take someone, it would be a sign that Ballard is willing to take chances on players. But don’t expect a new Colt to be announced tomorrow.

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