With the NFL Draft approaching, experts at ESPN determined the perfect fit for the Indianapolis Colts when they pick at No. 42.
The Indianapolis Colts should have a pretty basic draft strategy for their first pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. When they get on the clock with the No. 42 overall selection, the only thing Indy should be thinking about is drafting a wide receiver.
Anyone who has paid attention to Indianapolis will tell you that a receiver is what Indy needs most. That should be taken care of with the first selection.
The challenge for the Colts should be which receiver are they going to select. This is an incredibly deep class and Indy may have to make a tough choice, even in the second round.
Christian Watson named best prospect for Colts
Watson is a receiver that established himself as an NFL prospect after four years at North Dakota State University and has been moving up draft boards as he dominated the pre-draft process.
After an impressive week at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Watson went to the Combine and ran a 4.36 40-yard dash while jumping 38.5 inches in the vertical jump.
This comes after a career at NDSU where he played 52 games and caught 105 passes for 2,1040 yards and 14 touchdowns. Watson also added 49 carries for 392 yards and two additional touchdowns.
At 6-foot-4, Watson offers size and speed and has demonstrated the ability to make explosive plays and spectacular catches downfield.
This is something the Colts need consistently from someone not named Michael Pittman Jr. If Watson is on the board at No. 42, Indianapolis will definitely take a hard look at him.
Waston’s pre-draft process has been so good that some experts think he can go as early as the late first round. Even if he does make it to the second round, the Colts will have to hope Watson makes it past teams like the Chicago Bears.
If he does land with Indianapolis, he will provide the offense with a new dynamic that is necessary for improvement.