As we take a peek into the 2021 NFL Draft, way too early mocks have the Indianapolis Colts addressing corner and wide receiver.
The 2020 NFL Draft just finished up, with the Indianapolis Colts putting together a good duo of contributors in round two while also potentially finding a quarterback of the future. This draft is sure to be a favorite of many for what general manager Chris Ballard put together in this one.
While we aren’t even close to the 2020 season playing out, everyone always likes to take a peek into next year’s draft. That interest extends to Horseshoe Heroes as well. The 2021 NFL Draft could feature another great crop of wide receivers, and potentially more first round talents at the quarterback position. Some big media outlets have already dropped their early 2021 mock drafts, so let’s look at what those mocks have in store for Indy.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller had the Indianapolis Colts address the wide receiver position in the first round in 2021, selecting Purdue’s Rondale Moore for them. Moore is another reliable weapon in the slot with dangerous speed and quickness after the catch. Imagine K.J. Hamler with more reliable hands and ball skills.
The Draft Network’s Trevor Sikkema dropped his early 2021 mock earlier this week, also addressing the wide receiver position for Indy. His mock has them selecting Alabama’s DeVonta Smith. Smith had the opportunity to enter the 2020 draft, but opted to return to the Crimson Tide for his senior season. He might be the most well-rounded receiver the Tide had in 2019, with great route running skills, a great release package, an ability to win vertically, and great hands.
Sports Illustrated has the Colts looking at the opposite side on defense, going with Stanford corner Paulson Adebo. Adebo could have joined the stacked corner class in 2020, but he returned to Stanford, and could end up being a sure fire first round selection in 2021.
It’s interesting to see that analysts still have Indianapolis addressing positions among the deepest on the roster. It’s also notable to not see a quarterback drafted.
There’s obviously plenty of time before then, but it gives a little window into next season’s draft cycle for the Indianapolis Colts.