Who is the consensus selection for Colts in mock drafts?
There have been a lot of mock drafts leading up to the actual Draft. Which prospect ends up with the Indianapolis Colts the most?
The pre-draft period is always a fun time for the football world. From the Senior Bowl to the Combine and everything else leading up to Draft night, there’s no shortage of content.
One of the most popular things this time of the year is mock drafts. Everyone uses their expertise to try and predict the order that players will come off the board.
For teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars, picking No. 1 overall, it’s a lot easier to guess. But for a franchise like the Indianapolis Colts, who don’t pick until the second round at No. 42, it can be hard to accurately decide what player they will choose.
However, that hasn’t stopped plenty of people from trying. All throughout the past few months, various prospects have been predicted for Indianapolis.
From receivers to quarterbacks, to left tackles, and corners, it’s clear that the Colts could go several different directions at No. 42. But what is the most common direction?
Of all the mock drafts, what player does Indianapolis most commonly select with its first pick?
What player do the Colts select most in Mock Drafts?
Since Indy doesn’t have a first-round pick, it’s hard to find a comprehensive consensus draft pick. Teams in the first round are able to see consensus selections from data with over 100 mock drafts.
However, there is also some data for the Colts in the second. Fantasy Pros “compiled five mock drafts from the top NFL Draft sites” to find consensus second-round selections.
According to Fantasy Pros, the consensus selection for Indy at No. 42 is George Pickens, going to Indianapolis in 40% of mocks. Skyy Moore is the second-most likely option, and Bernhard Raimann is the third.
George Pickens is an extremely talented receiver from the University of Georgia that many believe would’ve been a sure first-rounder if he didn’t tear his ACL last spring.
He was able to recover from that injury and returned late in the college football season to help the Bulldogs win a National Championship.
Pickens is a 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver that runs a 4.47 40-yard dash. He has strong hands and has shown the ability to make big plays down the field.
That’s an element the Colts’ offense needs to add. Indianapolis is in desperate need of a wide receiver that can come in and contribute immediately and Pickens may just be that guy.