3 elite prospects the Colts can still select on day two of the draft
2. Joey Porter Jr., Penn State, Cornerback
Joey Porter Jr., along with Alabama safety Brian Branch, are two defensive backs that people can’t believe made it out of the first round. However, their wait on day two isn’t expected to be long. Both have the potential to be the first name called on Friday, and Porter would especially be a great fit for the Colts.
After trading away Stephon Gilmore and losing Brandon Facyson, Indianapolis is extremely thin at cornerback. Indy has Isaiah Rodgers Sr. and Dallis Flowers, who the team is high on, but they are lacking depth and could use more competition at the position. Joey Porter Jr. could provide that to Indianapolis.
Porter is a 6-foot-3 corner that weighs 193 pounds. We know Chris Ballard and Gus Bradley love long corners. Throughout his four years at Penn State, Porter put his size to use, locking up opposing receivers. Now, he’s preparing to do that at the next level. Will it happen with the Colts?
It’s safe to assume that Indianapolis has its eyes on Porter. There’s one problem. The Pittsburgh Steelers have the first pick of the second round. Not only does Pittsburgh really need a corner, but the Steelers drafted Porter’s father, Joey Porter, in 1999 and he played eight years with the team, developing into a Pro Bowl linebacker. The NFL loves a good story, and that would actually address a major need for Pittsburgh, so it’s hard to see Porter getting past the Steelers.
However, if Pittsburgh decides to go with Brian Branch or some other player, the Colts should be ready go swoop in and draft Porter.