Since the Indianapolis Colts traded their first-round pick to acquire defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, the Colts will have to wait until No. 34 in the draft.
The Colts have a few positions that need to be addressed, such as a future quarterback, wide receiver, and cornerback.
As far as those positions go, look for the Colts to draft the following players.
Prediction #1: Colts Draft CB Trevon Diggs At No. 34
In this scenario, Diggs falls out of the first round and lands with the Colts.
Diggs was already considered a middle to lower the first-round pick according to some mock drafts.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs both have first-round picks and need a cornerback, but will pass on Diggs, forcing him to fall to the beginning of the second round.
Out of Alabama, Diggs bounced back from a tragic 2018 where he suffered a broken foot.
He finished with 20 tackles, six passes defended, an interception, and a forced fumble.
In 2019, he took it to new heights with 37 tackles, eight passes defended, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and a touchdown.
Trevon Diggs is a pretty smart Corner. Very effective at passing off routes and then transitioning back to his zone pic.twitter.com/Zfocq985em
— Billy M (@BillyM_91) March 21, 2020
Via the TheDraftNetwork.com, some of his pros include zone coverage and his ability to cover space and how to layer zones.
Some of his cons include his tackling ability, ball skills, and his ability to cover defenders in man coverage.
Prediction #2: Colts Draft QB Jake Fromm In The Third Round
Since the Colts signed Phillip Rivers and traded their first-round pick, drafting a quarterback in the second round seems unlikely.
By the third round, Jordan Love, Justin Herbert, and Jacob Eason are likely off the board.
That leads us to Georgia’s Jake Fromm.
Fromm used to be a top-10 prospect, but his stock dipped a bit last season.
He is likely going to be a third-round prospect after starting three seasons at Georgia.
After a 2018 season that featured 2,761 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and a passer efficiency rating of 171.3, Fromm’s 2019 stats were good, but not great.
In 2019, Fromm’s completion percentage dropped 7%, and his passer efficiency rating dropped nearly 30 points.
For the season, his stats included 2,860 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes.
One cannot deny his ability to throw the ball downfield though.
Jake Fromm dropped this one right in the bucket 🎯 pic.twitter.com/TnpUhn0Rbn
— ESPN (@espn) January 2, 2020
The Colts signed Rivers because of his agreement to take a one-year deal.
Either way, the Colts need a plan after the 38-year old Rivers is done playing, and that plan needs to start now.
Prediction #3: Late Round Gem Will Be WR Marquez Callaway
Every draft has its diamond in the rough.
The Colts will find theirs in the sixth-round with Tennessee’s Marquez Callaway.
Callaway does not have flashy stats.
His senior season ended with just 30 receptions for 635 yards and six touchdowns.
However, he has the ability to get downfield quickly.
At the NFL Combine, Callaway ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash.
Then, when he gets downfield, he can get up and make the play.
– Marquez Callaway pic.twitter.com/LBteHMDtwf
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 24, 2019
Every team needs a deep option and Callaway could do that.
Look for the Colts to wait until late and snag this wideout.