The Colts round out their offensive selections in the Draft with another big-bodied WR, Dezmon Patmon. Standing and weighing at 6’4″ and 225 pounds, respectively, Patmon has a large frame and good hands up in the air. He also has a good yards-after-catch ability due to that large frame.
He’s able to extend his catch radius and provide a bigger catch radius for his quarterback. During his 4 seasons at Washington State, he never broke 1,000 yards but had two productive seasons during his junior and senior seasons (the only two in which he played all 13 games).
His biggest concern as a player is his lack of speed in his routes. He tended to run at one speed on his routes and didn’t break well off of the line of scrimmage. He also struggled to find soft spots in zones throughout his college career.
2020 Colts Projection:
The Colts have a loaded WR group of T.Y. Hilton, Pitman Jr, Marcus Johnson, Zach Pascal, and Chester Rogers. Add in Jack Doyle and Trey Burton and it’ll be very difficult for Patmon to find any consistent role on offense. He’ll likely fall into a reserve/special teams role for 2020, barring any unforeseen injuries pop up to the group next year.
Rookie Projection: 15 REC, 100 YD, 0 TD
All of these rookies will try their best to make immediate impacts on their new team. Without a doubt, Pittman and Taylor will be the most impactful right away. It will be interesting to see how their careers unfold in Indy.