The NFL Draft is quickly approaching and the Indianapolis Colts still need to make some upgrades on the offensive side.
Indy has already traded their first-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for pass rusher DeForest Buckner.
However, the Colts still own the No. 34 and No. 44 picks in the upcoming draft.
NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper recently released a mock draft with who he projects the Colts taking.
1. Denzel Mims
The Baylor Bears standout wide receiver Denzel Mims appears to be a great fit for the Colts, according to Mel Kiper.
Mims finished off his college career with a bang, but his draft stock started to climb because of the NFL Combine.
He posted a 4.38 forty time, 38.5 inch vertical, and 131.0 inch broad and landed himself in the 94.6% NFL percentile, which is fourth-best among wide receivers.
The Colts could use a big-bodied receiver to pair up with speedy stud T.Y. Hilton.
Mims has a rare combination of size, proven production, and athleticism that makes him a perfect fit for the current Colts roster.
During the 2019 season, Mims recorded 66 receptions, 1,021 receiving yards, and 12 touchdowns through 13 games with Baylor.
He appears to be exactly what the Colts need next to Hilton, but who knows if he’ll still be there when the Colts select at No. 34.
The Colts desperately need to add a receiver with Hilton battling injuries the last two seasons.
This organization has the pieces to compete on offense, but needs to add more weapons for quarterback Philip Rivers.
Jacob Eason, QB, Washington:
• “No, No, No….great job!” thrower
• At his best off of play-action fakes
• Daredevil decision maker
• Highly confident/competitive (++)
• Gorgeous deep ball thrower
• Mirror image of Jay Cutler pic.twitter.com/EQWfbSuike
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) March 14, 2020
2. Jacob Eason
Adding at wide receiver is important for the Colts, but they also need to find their future at the quarterback position.
Rivers was brought it on a one-year deal after Jacoby Brissett struggled to find consistency in 2019.
Mel Kiper believes that Washington quarterback Jacob Eason could be the answer for the Colts.
He’s coming off a strong junior season with the Huskies in 2019.
Eason finished with 3,132 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions through 13 games.
He posted a 4.89 forty time, 27.5 inch vertical, and 110.0 inch at the NFL Combine.
That placed him in the 16.7% NFL Percentile, which makes him the 14th best quarterback in the draft class.
Eason is a big-bodied, big-armed quarterback that can fit the football in tight windows.
Whoever the Colts decide to draft is going to sit behind 16-year veteran Rivers for one season.
Eason is a bit of a project, but has the skills and potential to become a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Jacob Eason showing-off his arm strength on this bomb!
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) October 19, 2019
Would These Players Fit on the Colts Roster?
Both Mims and Eason appear to be solid fits for the Colts roster going forward.
It’s unknown how much longer Hilton will be in a Colts uniform.
Indy needs to find other talented options if they plan to compete in 2020.
Mims could be a future No. 1 receiver in the NFL, so the Colts should jump on the chance to get him.
Eason might not be ready for the NFL just yet, but the Colts don’t need him to be ready.
Rivers and Brissett will be there until the end of 2020, so whoever they draft can sit and learn.
Both these players would make sense for Indy on draft day.NEXT: Colts Accused Of Ripping Off New Logo From Local High School