The latest Indianapolis Colts mock draft here at Horseshoe Heroes features a focus on finding value at every spot.
The 2020 NFL Draft is just three weeks away, and there’s plenty of excitement in the air for the Indianapolis Colts. After all the moves they’ve made so far this offseason, there’s a refreshed feeling surrounding the team. General manager Chris Ballard has done great work so far, trading for DeForest Buckner and signing Philip Rivers. Those moves reflect a confidence that the Colts can be contenders this season in an AFC that features two teams at the top and questions after that.
This is an important draft for Ballard. There aren’t an overwhelming amount of needs for this team, so it will be crucial to fill those spots. However, we know Ballard puts his focus on finding value, so that will be the goal in this mock draft: addressing needs but finding good value at your spot. Let’s dive right in to this mock draft.
Note: This mock draft was completed using Pro Football Network’s mock draft simulator.
Let’s first address the elephant in the room for the Colts. From the way projections look right now, adding a big-bodied wide receiver looks inevitable. Many mocks have Indianapolis selecting Tee Higgins or Chase Claypool in round two of the draft because Rivers will want to have a big target to throw to down the field.
Denzel Mims would be a better selection than either of those two. Mims has the size and speed combo (he ran a 4.38 at the combine) to be effective in that role. However, Mims also brings a much better route tree to the table, especially working across the field, a staple in head coach Frank Reich’s offense. He has the quickness to win at the line of scrimmage, and has great hands, body control, and the ability to stack corners vertically. He’d be a great pick here to play opposite T.Y. Hilton.