The Colts make their final draft preparations

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces a pick by the Indianapolis Colts
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces a pick by the Indianapolis Colts /

With this week finally being the week of the draft, teams are making their final preparations before Thursday night. The Colts are no different.

The Colts are three days away from adding a special talent to their football team. They will be picking once in the first round, having the 26th overall pick. This week is all about the final preparations in anticipation of that pick and the other eight picks they have in the draft.

More than likely, the Colts have a list of about 3-5 players who they want to take with that 26th pick. They just don’t know who could fall to them in that slot. They want to make sure that there is good value at that draft slot. Because of that, a trade can’t be ruled out.

The Colts traded back last year with their first round pick. They did so because they saw better value at the number 6 spot than they did at the number 3 spot. The same thing could happen again on Thursday, depending on how the chips fall.

One thing that I think can be ruled out is the Colts trading up in the first round. Chris Ballard loves his draft capital, and will likely not use some of it to move up the draft board. There’s good enough players to be found late in the first round, and they don’t have too many glaringly weaknesses.

Because of them not having too many weaknesses, this should be a draft of accumulating talent. There will be several picks that they will use on the best player available, regardless of position. They want to build depth at every single position.

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This weekend is always a fun time for fans and teams alike. Stay with us all week, as we will be reporting on the latest draft buzz and have analysis on every draft pick the Colts make.