Regrading Indianapolis Colts’ 2021 draft picks through Week 10
3. Colts TE Kylen Granson
Kylen Granson was the third overall pick by Indianapolis, drafted in the fourth round with the 127th selection. This was initially viewed as a reasonable pick due to the Colts’ lack of depth at tight end; the franchise could have gone many directions, but Granson wasn’t a bad one.
Granson is playing behind veterans Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox, but he has appeared in all 10 games. On the year, he has been targeted eight times and has hauled in six catches for 64 yards. Although his current role isn’t that big, he has flashed his potential. It’s likely that he will continue to grow in the system and carve out more of a role.
Being selected in the fourth round, Granson wasn’t expected to be an immediate impact player, so it’s fair to say that his path is progressing nicely.
GRADE: C+ (Hard to expect more!)
4. Former Colts safety Shawn Davis
The word “former” in the headline indicates that this selection didn’t work out, but that’s expected once you get to this part of the draft. Shawn Davis was selected in the fifth round with the 165th pick, with plans to be a back up safety and special teamer.
Unfortunately, Davis never made the 53-man roster and was signed to the practice squad. He was eventually released from the Colts’ practice squad as well, and is now with the Green Bay Packers practice squad.
In all, this was a swing and a miss for Indianapolis.
GRADE: F (Ya gotta…)