With the first round in the books, it’s the Colts time to be active. They have three picks to use today and a wealth of talent to use it on. Who might we see as new Colts by the end of the night?
Round one was devoid of a lot of drama until the end of the round. There were only a few trades. The biggest surprise of the round was the Packers taking Jordan Love at 26th overall. With that being the case, the Colts no longer have a chance at the Utah State product.
Even with him off the board, there are still plenty of other good options for the Colts in the second round. If they want to fill their need at quarterback, Jacob Eason is still available. Eason is big and has a very strong arm and is a good leader. He would be a good quarterback of the future.
As far as wide receiver goes, there are still some solid options available there. Chase Claypool, Michael Pittman, Denzel Mims, and Tee Higgins are all still available. The Colts have both the 34th and 44th pick so they can have their pick of those four guys likely at 44.
Safety has emerged as an interesting position. Grant Delpit has slid all the way out of the first round, something I did not see coming. The safety out of LSU may be the best player left on the board at any position. With Malik Hooker‘s future somewhat murky, Delpit could be a great fit in the Colts’ secondary.
If Chris Ballard wants to draft the left tackle of the future, Josh Jones from Houston is still available. Jones is definitely a first-round talent and it’s very surprising he slid out of the first round. With Anthony Castonzo more than likely retiring in two years, they could opt to draft his replacement.
Corner is still a need on this team as well. Xavier Rhodes and T.J. Carrie are only on one-year deals. A player like Trevon Diggs from Alabama would be a good fit in the secondary. They could possibly address that position with their 3rd round pick as well.
Speaking of 3rd round picks, Jalen Hurts could be an option if the Colts decide to pass on Eason. Hurts would be a great value pick in that spot and would benefit greatly from sitting and learning behind Philip Rivers for at least a year.
These are all great options for the Colts to have. We will have you covered every step of the way tonight, so follow us on Twitter and join in on the fun!