Colts traded their 1st round pick, now have 3 second rounders
Last night, the Colts were very anti-climactic. They ended up trading the 26th overall pick to the Redskins to get out of the first round.
Well, that was fun. Colts fans waited all night to see who they would take with the number 26 overall pick, and got to see them trade their pick instead. They traded it to the Washington Redskins for the 46th overall pick as well as a 2020 second round pick.
With the trade, it gives the Colts three second round picks in this year’s draft. It was a surprising move when they made it, but it made a little more sense as the first round went on. A lot of the Colts’ top choices were still going to be available at 34.
Those top choices will hopefully include a wide receiver, which is still their biggest need. There was only one that was taken before their original 26th spot, Marquise Brown, and N’Keal Harry taken at 32. That leaves the likes of A.J. Brown, D.K. Metcalf,, and many others available to them.
Making this trade actually gives them decent draft capital. The second round pick for next year is likely going to be a high one since the Redskins are likely to stink. They also get an extra one this year, and their man is likely to be there for their first second rounder.
While it made the first round stink for Colts fans, it will make the second round a lot more interesting. The Colts now have three picks in that round. If they can make it anything like their second round was last year, it will be a stellar round.