Colts Don’t Select Anyone in Supplemental Draft
The NFL supplemental draft was today, and there was a player selected in it for the first time since 2015. The Colts however decided to not take anyone.
Today was the supplemental draft, and there were some interesting prospects in that pool of players. There were two good defensive players who were taken in the draft, the first time two players have been selected in awhile. But the Colts decided to not take anyone.
Was this the right decision for Indianapolis? It seems like it was. All of the players in the pool have some baggage with them. They all have college eligibility issues for one reason or another. The players also have talent. But the Colts didn’t want to get rid of a pick in next year’s draft to take one now.
This fits with the philosophy of GM Chris Ballard. He wants to acquire good, young talent. But he doesn’t want to give up future prospects in order to do that. Ballard trusts his scouting department, and they mostly scout for the draft in April.
The two defensive backs who were taken in the supplemental draft could have helped the Colts. Defensive back is an area where the team does not have much depth. But, as mentioned before, they both have baggage. Ballard obviously didn’t think either one of them were worth the risk of taking them.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise for most Colts fans. This would go against the philosophy that the Colts had established over the last few years. When they have been good, they tend to not make splashy moves. They tend to make solid, smaller moves.
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This was the last chance the Colts had to make a splashy move. Short of signing Dez Bryant, the team should be done acquiring players.