It’s about time for the NFL world to descend on Indianapolis for the Combine. But before that, it’s time to look at another four-round mock draft.
The Colts have a relatively high pick for the second time in the Chris Ballard era. The first time that happened in 2018, Ballard traded back and hit the entire draft class out of the park. Now he has the opportunity to do the same thing here in 2020.
There are stark differences between the teams he had in 2018 and now though. He had a franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck that he was trying to build around. That may not be the case in 2020, as they are still unsure in Jacoby Brissett moving forward as their guy.
One thing that hasn’t changed between the two teams is the lack of weapons around the quarterback. Neither team had a plethora of good receivers. A guy as good as Luck was able to elevate the rest of the team in spite of that. Brissett isn’t quite on that level.
This draft can help with that. Surrounding Brissett with receivers who are reliable and won’t get hurt. That was the biggest issue for the Colts in 2019: injuries. It’s hard to move the ball with guys off the street catching the football, no matter how good the quarterback is.
For our second mock draft, the Colts try to address those issues and fix the problems on the defensive side of the ball. With that being the case, we dive into their first pick, which is the 13th overall.