Indianapolis Colts: 3 problems Colts can’t fix during draft
2. Wide Receiver
Indianapolis’ decision to re-sign TY Hilton in free agency resonated with fans, and understandably so, as he’s spent his entire nine-year career with the organization and has been a consistent source of charity for the local community.
However, we can’t help but wonder if the Colts would’ve been better off targeting a proven No. 1 commodity over Hilton, who will turn 32 years old in the middle of next season. We like to think he’ll prove us wrong, but his age and extensive injury history do kindle some red flags.
Assuming the Indianapolis Colts don’t draft one of the top WR prospects, the position will continue to spark questions.
Speaking of injuries, while the Colts have a deep receiving corps, their top three options are incredibly prone to injury. Not only has Hilton not played a full season since 2017, but Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell missed significant time last campaign.
Taking that into account, the Colts could fully justify drafting a WR in the early rounds. They could even get away with trading up for one of the top three prospects. However, given that they didn’t address their other needs in free agency, they’ll likely be forced to address another position.
Though Hilton, Pittman, Campbell and Zach Pascal form one of the deepest WR units in the league, we’d feel a lot better about the offense if it had a star No. 1 option for Carson Wentz, who’ll be looking to rediscover his confidence after a lost final season in Philadelphia. That person won’t be found in this weekend’s draft.