3. WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC
St. Brown is the second wide receiver in his immediate family to slip in the draft, as Green Bay Packers wideout Equanimeous St. Brown fell to the sixth round after leaving Notre Dame. Hopefully, Stanford’s Osiris St. Brown is luckier.
But this St. Brown’s best landing spot might be with an old teammate in Indianapolis.
While Equanimeous was a 6-5 beast, Amon-Ra is smaller, yet very explosive with plus hands and terrific body control. He and Michael Pittman Jr. tore the college football landscape up at USC, and they could do the same in a pass-happy Colts offense that will give him plenty of targets early in his career.
Amon-Ra St. Brown would be a tremendous addition for the Colts.
St. Brown has experience playing in the slot in USC’s Air Raid offense and his ability to line up in several spots while being able to go down the field and make plays underneath with equal amounts of aplomb is astonishing. St. Brown should see immediate time in four or five wide receiver sets, competing with Parris Campbell.
Wide receiver could’ve been a place Indianapolis went to with their first-round pick, but Ballard is likely leaning on the depth present in this class to help replenish his ranks. St. Brown will need to adjust to the strength of NFL cornerbacks, but his athletic ability warrants a selection at this point in the draft.