Would Colts still select Kwity Paye in a 2021 re-draft?
The Indianapolis Colts drafted Kwity Paye with their first selection in last year’s Draft, is that a move they would like to change?
Entering last year’s Draft, the Indianapolis Colts had a major need for more edge rushing. That was evident in the team’s first two selections.
In the first round, Indy drafted Kwity Paye 21st overall. Indianapolis came back in the second round and selected Dayo Odeyingbo, making it two defensive linemen in the first two picks.
Now that a year has passed, would the Colts enact that same plan if they had a do-over? Would they even take Paye in the first round again? There’s at least one person that doesn’t think so.
Kristopher Knox from Bleacher Report recently re-drafted the 2021 first round and instead of Paye, Knox has Indy drafting wide receiver Elijah Moore.
Colts select Elijah Moore over Kwity Paye in 2021 re-draft
Moore went to the New York Jets in the second round but this re-draft has him off the board to Indy in the first. Knox feels this is a move that would have benefited Indianapolis and Moore.
Knox highlights how Moore was impressive with a struggling Jets team and how the Colts struggled to find a consistent second receiver. Pairing Indy and a Moore would have allowed for him to improve his rookie numbers while giving Indy a better offense.
Moore only played in 11 games last season and had 43 receptions for 538 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers all would be second-most for the Colts behind Michael Pittman Jr.
If Indianapolis selected Moore, where does that leave Kwity Paye? Knox doesn’t have Paye being selected in the first round, but this definitely isn’t a pick that Indy regrets.
Paye was one of the best defensive rookies and made the All-Rookie team. He showed a lot of promise as a pass rusher in year one and should now make big strides playing alongside Yannick Ngakoue.
An Elijah Moore selection would have been nice, but Paye was also a good pick and he should continue to prove that. Now, Indianapolis just has to get a quality receiver in this year’s Draft.