As we turn the page to round three, the Indianapolis Colts could still use a depth player on the offensive line, since Joe Haeg left in free agency for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Once again, it’s about finding value in this spot.
Here, Connecticut tackle Matthew Peart is the pick. Peart didn’t leap on to many radars until he received a Senior Bowl invite. Peart drew attention in Mobile, and after going back to the tape, the upside is there. Peart is a smooth operator at tackle, with good footwork and mobility to climb to the second level. He also has the requisite length and power for the position. He’s still in the development phase, so having him sit behind Anthony Castonzo and Braden Smith will be beneficial.
It’s finally time to address the quarterback position, and the Colts do it with the second pick they acquired from Baltimore. Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon would be an excellent fit in Indy. Gordon is one of the middle round favorites in the 2020 NFL Draft, and it’s easy to see why.
He has a quick trigger mechanically, and shows good accuracy to all levels of the field. His touch downfield is very good, and he can be a quick distributor in the passing game. Gordon can make some plays off-script as well. He needs to limit turnovers, but there is upside if he sits and develops.