The Colts are not a team that typically surprise on the day of the first round of the draft. But if there was a surprise, what would it be realistically?
The first round of the NFL draft is just about 24 hours away. That means that we will finally find out who the Colts will take with their first round pick. It also signals that the entire draft is almost here, not just the first round. There are all kinds of surprises that happen in the draft.
What would be the biggest surprise the Colts could make during the draft? There are a couple that are realistic. One of those being that the Colts trade their top second round pick for more draft picks. Having the 34th overall pick is valuable, but Chris Ballard loves having a lot of picks.
That could make some sense based on what was offered. If the Colts got a second and an early third rounder in return, they might do it. That would still give them two second round picks and create value early in the third round as well.
The biggest surprise that could happen is the Colts drafting a quarterback. Jacoby Brissett is in the last year of his contract and is set to become a free agent. He will likely leave after this year and try to become a starter somewhere next year. That leaves the Colts without a backup.
Having the Colts draft a QB in the third or fourth round gives them some sort of insurance if Brissett does leave. That QB would likely spend most of the year on the practice squad, but could be used as a backup next season.
The good news is that there aren’t any huge surprises that make logical sense. That makes the draft viewing a little easier for Colts fans.