The Colts finally made a move to get Quincy Wilson out of town, trading him for a 6th round pick with the Jets. They used that pick on a cornerback from UMass.
Quincy Wilson is no longer a Colt. He was never a fit in Indianapolis from the start. He had poor play from the start and it didn’t get any better because of his bad work ethic. They traded him for the 211th overall pick which they used on Isaiah Rodgers out of UMass.
Rodgers is undersized at just 5’10 170, but he plays much bigger than that. He has excellent ball skills as he accumulated 11 interceptions in his career, including 4 in his senior season. He also returned three of those interceptions for touchdowns over those three years.
Rodgers comes into a very crowded secondary. The Colts drafted a corner last season in Rock Ya-Sin, signed Xavier Rhodes and T.J. Carrie, and drafted Julian Blackmon who can play corner as well. He has a lot of work to do if he wants to make the roster once the season starts.
In the 6th round, Rodgers is a good flier to take. This late in the draft, you look for guys like this who can possibly make an impact right away in the right situation. Rodgers has a chance to do that in some dime packages if he shows some things in training camp.
Rodgers is also a pretty good tackler and can come in and help in the run game. He had 3 tackles for loss in each of the last three seasons. That’s a valuable skill to have on the outside. That can help set him apart come August.
It will be interesting to see if he can play well enough to earn a job once the regular season starts, but he will be given opportunities to do so. This also gets rid of a player who needs a fresh start with a new team.