INDIANAPOLIS COLTS POST-DRAFT TEAM GUIDE
Following an 11-5 season that saw the team finish just short of an AFC South crown, the Colts had an eventful offseason. Philip Rivers opted to retire after only spending one season with the team and that once again left the Colts with a question mark under center at the beginning stages of the offseason for the second consecutive year.
Choosing familiarity, general manager Chris Ballard took a swing for the fences as he instilled full trust in head coach Frank Reich to reincarnate Carson Wentz. Surrendering a 2021 third-round pick as well as a 2022 conditional second-round pick that could be elevated into a first-rounder, the regime took a risk but wanted to possibly find what could be a long-term solution at the most important spot on the roster. Needing plenty of help outside of that, the franchise still had holes at edge rusher, offensive tackle, and receiver to fill in the draft.
Let’s take a look at their 2021 NFL Draft class:
Round 1: Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan