The Indianapolis Colts entered the bye-week with a win against the Kansas City Chiefs, a feat no one had done up until that point. Even with the win while lacking on defense, the Colts still have some holes they need to shore up in the upcoming draft and free agency period.
Chris Ballard has made some strong draft picks in recent years. Those picks include, Quenton Nelson, Darius Leonard, Khari Willis, and Marlon Mack; all players important to the current roster. But even as successful as the Colts have been this season, they do still need help at a few positions mainly wide receiver and defensive line.
T.Y. Hilton is the only receiver on this team that is a threat at this point. Sure, Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron are great pass catchers, but they don’t play much on the outside and are more matchup plays. The Colts looked to bolster this position with the signing of Devin Funchess to a one-year contract in the offseason but in week 1 against the Chargers, he went down with a collarbone injury and isn’t expected to return anytime soon.
Even on defense, the defensive line is the weakest point for this team, and so is the secondary which lacks the depth to it. You wouldn’t know it by the way they played last Sunday night against the Chiefs, but the Colts defense has zero depth to it at the defensive line and secondary positions. The team has looked to such players as Trevon Coley who they signed from the Browns practice squad last week.
The defense has been a historical issue for the Colts, but in recent years Chris Ballard has made sure to invest money and draft picks into the offensive line and defense first. Also, the Andrew Luck retirement hits everyone in the feels who is a Colts fan, but the good news is the Colts now have an extra $25 million in cap room every year – there’s an upside to everything, I guess.
The Colts have 9 draft picks in 2020, including a first-round pick, two second-round-picks (one from Washington), one third, fourth, and fifth, and seventh-round with two sixth-round picks (one from the Jets). Presumably, the Colts will finish the season as a contender, or at least a wild-card playoff team so we can assume they will be picking in the bottom third of the draft (picks 24-32). With that said, here is my mock draft for the Colts in 2020.