Colts Day Two Draft Prospects

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 /

The Colts traded away their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Redskins who subsequently took Montez Sweat at pick 26. This left many Colts fans asking “what just happened?”

The Colts really need help at the wide receiver position to take some pressure off of T.Y Hilton. Last year, Eric Ebron was a great addition to the group and helped the team by catching what seemed like a million touchdowns. However, Chris Ballard has made it very clear he won’t overpay for elite talent and he makes smart business decisions. I do think this was one of them if we miss out on D.K Metcalf.

The 6’3″ WR has great explosiveness and has the height the Colts need on the outside to be something great for this team. The Colts haven’t had a big wide receiver body since Reggie Wayne and Colby Fleener. Not taking Metcalf next would be a big mistake if he’s on the board.

Byron Murphy is another player that would be a mistake to pass up if we have the chance to draft him. The Colts could use the man-to-man skills he has, especially against the Texans twice a year. He’s a little short at 5’11” but that’s a standard height for a corner these days. He’s physical, smart, and is a ball hawk. With Justin Houston added to the mix this year, hopefully, he can pressure the QB and Murphy can get some interceptions and give Andrew Luck a few extra drives.

Cody Ford is an offensive lineman I’d like to see play for the Colts too. He played guard at Oklahoma and can be used in a tackle situation too. Anthony Castanzo will probably be in his last contract with the Colts next year and bringing in a versatile offensive lineman. He’s more of a run blocker rather than a pass blocker, but the Colts could use some big, burly guys in the front protecting Luck and opening up holes for the running game.

If they can get two of these three players in day two of the draft I’d be over the top happy. I’d really like to see Ballard draft Murphy and Metcalf be on our team and Ford if we can swing it. Whatever the case, the Colts have three picks on day two of the draft.