Grading the Colts’ 2019 draft
Now that the NFL Draft is officially over, it’s time to grade how the Colts did with their multitude of picks.
The NFL Draft is officially behind us. It was a long three days, but teams were busy trying to make themselves an improved team. The Colts seemed to have a very specific agenda in mind. They used the majority of their picks on defensive players.
Except one of their three second round picks, the Colts used every pick on a defensive player until the seventh round. They clearly thought that’s where the most improvement needed to happen on their roster, so they decided upgrade it as much as possible.
The only skill player they drafted was wide receiver Parris Campbell in the second round. He is a really good fit for this offense and will thrive off of the rub routes that team loves to run. Crossing routes are where he excels so he can use his speed in the open field.
Overall Grade: B+
While they did go heavy on the defense, they got some good players on that side of the ball. Rock Ya-Sin should be in a fight for a starting corner position, and Khari Willis adds some much needed depth at the safety position. Safety and receiver were the two biggest positions of need, and the Colts addressed them.
They did go a little heavy on the defensive line and at linebacker though. It felt like they could have added some depth along the offensive line sooner than the seventh round as well. But, based on his track record, you have to trust what Chris Ballard has been able to do on draft day.