Ranking the top 6 receivers Colts could draft in second round
By Brad Marr
John Metchie is the sixth-best fit for Colts
John Metchie has been linked to the Colts previously from early mid-round draft speculation. It’s no doubt the Alabama wideout has sparked an interest. During the 2020 season, Metchie showed flashes of being the next best WR to come out of Bama as a Sophomore. His junior season in 2021 certainly expanded on that.
Unfortunately, Metchie suffered an ACL injury in the SEC Championship game against Georgia which has impacted his draft status severely. Chris Ballard seems to overlook prior injuries in prospects when drafting and instead seeks their production and personality as fits when determining a player’s status. This was apparent last year when he drafted Dayo Odeyingbo in the second round of the 2021 draft.
A risk that could have a huge payoff. Drafting Metchie brings NFL-ready talent to the Colts from one of if not the most successful programs in college football.
If Metchie is even a shadow of being a true No. 1 receiver at Alabama in the NFL, lining up anywhere on the field for the Colts opens up the offense in an extraordinary way.
David Bell is the fifth-best fit for Colts
The fan-favorite, hometown hero, Indianapolis’ own David Bell comes in at No. 5 on this list of potential fits for the Colts. The former Purdue Boilermaker showcases high promise as an NFL wideout, but don’t take my word for it, his accolades and in-game ability speak for themselves.
A 2018 four-star recruit and recipient of the Gatorade Player of the year for the state of Indiana, Bell immediately made his name known as a freshman at Purdue. He earned All-American honors his first season and didn’t miss a beat for the entirety of his college career, finishing off as an AP All-American, Biletnikoff finalist, and Big 10 receiver of the Year in 2021.
The Colts would benefit from his instant impact and allow him to continue his success in Indiana. Adding David Bell to the wide receiver room with the 42nd overall pick would be adding one of the smoothest all-around players the draft has to offer.