The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly looking at all options when it comes to quarterback for the upcoming NFL Draft.
However, the Colts are going to do their homework and search everywhere to make sure that they get the right player for their organization.
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— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) March 11, 2020
Who is Jacob Knipp?
Knipp isn’t exactly a big name heading into the NFL Draft, but he did have flashes of talent during his time at Northern Colorado.
He connected on 61.1% of his passes for 2,869 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions during 12 games last season.
Those stats don’t exactly jump off the page at you, but he was also not given phenomenal talent around him.
Knipp is not expected to be someone who will jump into a starting quarterback spot in the NFL, so Knipp isn’t someone the Colts would draft in the early rounds.
History has shown that sometimes talented players fall through the cracks and end up being late-round steals.
Would Knipp Fit on the Colts?
The Colts are reportedly looking to add insurance behind quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
There has been talk about adding veteran quarterbacks or drafting someone this summer to add some depth at the position.
Knipp does have talent, but he is not someone who is expected to be drafted Day 1 of the NFL Draft.
In fact, there’s a good chance Knipp goes undrafted or gets taken on the final day of the draft.
The quarterback position is loaded with talent similar or better than Knipp, but the Colts want to cover all their bases.
— Davis Brendel (@DB_P16) March 10, 2020
Why Bother with Knipp?
Knipp is going to be a project for any team that decides to draft him or sign him as a free agent.
Most quarterbacks aren’t able to go from college and start in the NFL immediately.
Both Gordon and Eason are considered projects as well, but are looked upon as someone who could become a reliable quarterback in the NFL.
It appears the Colts just want to make sure they take a look at everyone and Knipp has drawn the interest of at least half the league.
Could Knipp Become A Reliable NFL Quarterback?
Anything is possible as time and time again undrafted or late-round selections come into the NFL and make a name for themselves.
Teams are no longer sleeping on late round guys as they want to get as much information as possible.
Knipp didn’t have a fantastic college career, but he could land on the practice squad for a team, so he can learn and become a better player.
The Colts want to make sure that they get the best players available, so if they believe Knipp can develop into a reliable option then they should take their shot on draft day.