Regrading Indianapolis Colts’ 2021 draft picks through Week 10
2. Colts DE Dayo Odeyingbo
Indianapolis made clear that the organization wanted to address its need at defensive end, because after taking Paye with the team’s first pick, the Colts selected Odeyingbo in the second round, No. 54 overall.
This move was met with a ton of skepticism, because not only did the Colts have other needs after already drafting an edge rusher, but Odeyingbo was rehabbing a torn Achilles that would likely delay the start of his NFL career.
That didn’t deter Indianapolis, as they drafted him and placed him on the reserve list to open the season. Odeyingbo was just recently activated and has played in the team’s last three games.
In those games, Odeyingbo has recorded two tackles and a strip sack. The strip sack was in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars and essentially sealed the victory.
Explosive plays like that one will make everyone forget the skepticism that was present when he was taken.
Instead, the Colts should be commended for taking the gamble that they did.
It’s still early, but Odeyingbo‘s arrival is looking like it was well worth the wait.
GRADE: Incomplete, but…B (and also rising)