If the Indianapolis Colts choose to address the quarterback position on day two, it should be Oklahoma signal-caller Jalen Hurts.
The Indianapolis Colts have three selections on day two of the 2020 NFL Draft at the moment, and it could be more if general manager Chris Ballard decides to trade down. There has been talk about one of those picks potentially being a quarterback.
Jacob Eason has been the guy going to the Colts in most mock drafts, and it’s understandable that teams will fall in love with the arm talent. Jake Fromm has been rumored to be a potential selection for the Colts, and his processing skills are among the best in the class.
However, the quarterback Indianapolis should target on day two is Oklahoma passer Jalen Hurts.
Hurts brings a lot to the table as a prospect. His playmaking ability is underrated in the class, as he can pick up yardage with his legs and break tackles, and he looks comfortable making throws on the run. Hurts has great accuracy in the short passing game. He has the arm strength to push the ball vertically, and he puts great touch on the deep ball.
Let’s also not forget about his leadership skills. Hurts will command a locker room with quiet strength, and his personality will gravitate a locker room to him.
There are certainly questions with Hurts, mostly regarding his processing speed and accuracy between 15-20 yards. The good news is that you’re set at the position for 2020, and set to contend for a long time beyond that point.
It’s probably going to take a second round pick to acquire Hurts in this draft, and he is worth the selection with his upside and growth potential. Don’t be surprised if Hurts ends up being the selection as Ballard’s guy going forward.
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