Ranking the Colts positional needs before the NFL Draft
1. Wide receiver has to be the top priority for Colts
Wide Receiver has become the top of the positional needs for the Indianapolis Colts.
With the possible departure of TY Hilton looming over the Colts, the wide receiver room looks very bleak. As of now, Indianapolis only has one consistent threat at wide receiver: Michael Pittman Jr.
In his second season, Pittman became Indy’s number one receiver last year. However, Indy does not have a solid number two.
Currently, Parris Campbell would be the second wide receiver for the Colts. In three seasons with Indianapolis, Parris has only started eight games.
He has struggled with injury since the start of his career and it’s hard to imagine him providing any consistency for the team next year.
The third wide receiver for the Colts would be Ashton Dulin. Over his three-year career, Dulin has totaled less than 300 yards receiving and only two touchdowns. Indianapolis should be looking to fix this position in the NFL Draft.
The Colts should be looking to draft a wide receiver with their second-round pick. In my opinion, Indy should draft at least take two wide receivers in this draft.
My top pick for Indianapolis in the second round would be Christian Watson. He has elite size and speed and should be able to make a difference at the next level.
Christian Watson would be a legit WR2 playing next to Pittman. I believe the Colts should look to add more depth at wide receiver later in the NFL Draft on day two or three.
Possible picks would be Justyn Ross out of Clemson or David Bell out of Purdue. Indianapolis desperately needs to add depth to a position that is just that bad right now.