GM Chris Ballard let everyone know in a conference call that the Colts might try to accumulate more picks in the draft this weekend.
If there’s one thing we know about Chris Ballard, it’s that he loves his draft picks. Last season, he traded out of the first round to accumulate three picks. He loves drafting his own guys and developing them in the organization. He would love to do the same thing this year.
In a conference call with reporters, Ballard said that there is a chance they might try to accumulate more picks in this week’s draft. He let it be known that trades do make that so would be on his mind throughout the whole draft process.
This isn’t surprising, but it is interesting. Even without the first-round pick that they traded for DeForest Buckner, they still have seven picks in this year’s draft. That’s plenty of picks to use to accumulate talent and depth at positions they need help in.
What’s more is that they still have three picks in the top 75. That means they can still get some pretty good talent with those three picks. I would expect those picks to be used on a quarterback, wide receiver, and corner, but that could change if any trades are made.
If I had to guess right now, I would assume that there will be some sort of trade on day three of the draft. My guess is that they keep ahold of all of their second and third-round picks. Some people think they might trade back into the first round. I don’t see that happening.
No matter what happens, we will have you covered every step of the way. We will be live-tweeting the draft and writing articles on every trade and selection the Colts make. Join us for the fun ride!