3 reasons Colts got it right by drafting JuJu Brents
The Indianapolis Colts have wrapped up the 2023 NFL Draft and were able to bring a local product back home. Here’s why Julius Brents was a great pick.
When Chris Ballard traded out of the No. 35 overall pick and gained some more draft capital, he knew his guy was going to be on the board. In return, the Indianapolis Colts received the No. 38 and the No. 141 overall picks. Ballard followed that up by trading back from pick No. 38 and received the No. 44 and No. 110 overall picks.
Two trades that allowed them to still get their guy on the board. Later on, there would be another move that sends No. 141 to the Vikings for the No. 158 and No. 211. By moving back nine spots in the second round, the Colts gained three draft picks that were used to select Adetomiwa Adebawore, Daniel Scott, and Titus Leo.
After two trade backs, the Indianapolis Colts were able to select CB Julius Brents (JuJu) out of Kansas State. The former Wildcat played for Iowa before transferring to K-State. But before that, the Hawkeye played at Warren Central in Indianapolis.
The Warrior has made his way back to Indianapolis after being drafted into the NFL by his hometown team. He stated in an introductory zoom press conference that he grew up wearing a Bob Sanders jersey, so now it's surreal to wear the horseshoe on Sundays.
Other than drafting a hometown kid, how did the Colts get this right with so many other talented cornerbacks, like Kelee Ringo, still on the board? Let’s take a look.