Bleacher Report names a trade Colts must make before the Draft
The NFL Draft is almost here but experts believe teams like the Indianapolis Colts should make one more move before it arrives.
With the NFL Draft at the end of April, the Indianapolis Colts have likely turned the majority of their attention to prospects that they are thinking about selecting.
While it makes sense for Indy to start finalizing its draft board, there may still be business to handle prior to the weekend of the Draft. That business includes acquiring players that have already played in the NFL.
Unless the Colts surprise everyone by bringing in Jarvis Landry or Julio Jones, they are likely done with big-name free agency signings. However, there are still plenty of trade targets around the league.
One player that Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report thinks Indianapolis needs to trade for before the Draft is New York Giants cornerback, James Bradberry.
Colts should trade for James Bradberry before NFL Draft
Earlier in the offseason, when it was announced that New York would likely move Bradberry, Indy was named as one of the interested teams. However, a move hasn’t been made yet.
Wharton of Bleacher Report argues that Bradberry will fit well with Indy’s defense and that the Colts need him since other AFC teams are stacking talent. It’s hard to argue that.
Bradberry is just 28 years old, one season removed from a Pro Bowl year, and is entering the final season of his contract. He is due $13.5 million and Indy has room to pay that, or the team can negotiate that the Giants take some of his salary.
Either way, this is a reasonable and affordable trade idea. Bradberry is an upgrade over the current corners on the roster and likely better than any rookie the Colts may select.
By making this trade before the Draft, Indianapolis would be able to enter the three-day event with more freedom knowing that the cornerback group is not in dire need of an addition.
Chris Ballard and the Colts should take Bleacher Reports’ advice and get on the phone with the Giants to see how they can bring James Bradberry to Indianapolis.