It’s time to look ahead to the draft in April. The Colts have the 26th pick in the NFL draft, and they have several different options they can go with. Who will they take?
The Colts need to look at a few different positions with their first round draft pick in April. They have a couple of needs that they need to take care of to make the team better. But with the 26th pick, are they going to be able to get the value they need?
This is who the Colts should take with their first round pick. D.K. Metcalf has been one of the top wide receivers on the board all year long. He is out of Ole Miss and has been playing against SEC competition his entire career.
The Colts need a number two wide receiver. If they aren’t able to get one in free agency or trade for Antonio Brown, Metcalf might be the best option available. He is a young guy with a good set of hands who runs good routes and can be a deep threat.
Metcalf has had decent production even without great quarterbacks. He had over 5 touchdowns the last two seasons and over 560 yards receiving. That might not be great production, but what teams love about Metcalf are his measurable and potential.
Metcalf is 6-4 and 225 pounds. He is a really big dude who could be a red zone threat for whatever team decides to draft him. And he hasn’t had a good quarterback to throw him the ball yet, and he should only get stronger in an NFL strength program.
The Colts might need a pass rusher a little more than a receiver, but they can get one of those in free agency. This wideout would be a great addition to the offense and make Andrew Luck very happy.