Indianapolis Colts: 3 first-rounders Chris Ballard must avoid
2. Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
COVID-19 has ravaged Radunz’s stock. Originally one of the top tackles in this class, Trey Lance’s top lineman played in just one game this season, and the emergence of a plethora of tackle prospects likely means Radunz will get squeezed out of the first round.
As excellent as he is as a run blocker, which was further proven at the Senior Bowl, this is a passing league, and Radunz, who played in a run-dominant offense that threw out of necessity, is not the best fit for what Indy wants to do on that side of the ball.
Dillon Radunz could struggle for the Colts.
Radunz’s issues with getting out of his stance and anchoring in pass protection were evident against future insurance salesmen in the FCS ranks. What’s he going to when Aaron Donald or a Watt brother starts coming at him off the edge?
He’s ideal for a team that can develop his game before making him a starter in his sophomore season. For a Colts squad expecting someone to come in and instantly take up a starting spot at left or right tackle, Radunz could be in for a very rude awakening as he makes the transition to the professional ranks.