The Indianapolis Colts just sat back and watched during the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday.
Indy didn’t own a first round selection since they traded it to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for pass rusher DeForest Buckner.
However, the Colts do own three selections during the second and third rounds, so they will have opportunities on Friday.
The Colts do need to add at a couple of positions, so Friday is there best chance to better their squad for the 2020 season.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) April 24, 2020
What Happened During Day 1?
The Colts were rumored to be interested at quarterback and wide receiver, but those areas thinned out on Thursday.
The wide receivers were heavily targeted as well with six of them coming off the board during the first round.
There are still talented players at both positions, but the Colts could find serious value at other positions of need.
On Day 1 the offensive line, quarterbacks, and wide receivers were heavily targeted throughout the night.
The Colts could use some help at linebacker or defensive back and there is still plenty of talent available at both spots.
Although, Indy is desperate for a wide receiver, so the organization may target that area right away on Day 2.
What Should Indy Do on Day 2?
The quarterback and wide receiver pool has decreased from Day 1, but there are still some impact players available at both positions.
The Colts don’t have to focus on a quarterback with Philip Rivers under center in 2020, but adding at wide receiver is a must.
It wouldn’t be shocking to see the Colts use the No. 34 pick on a wide receiver who they can pair next to T.Y. Hilton.
There are still some talented players on the offensive line such as Ezra Cleveland.
The tackle spot isn’t a big concern for Indy right now, but maybe he’d slide into the third round.
Some top tier defensive backs were selected on Thursday, but the Colts could still focus on adding at safety or corner as well.
It really depends on how the draft plays out, but the Colts need to walk away with a wide receiver during Day 2.
— Locked On Colts Podcast (@LockedOnColts) April 24, 2020
Could The Colts Trade Down?
General manager Chris Ballard has not been shy about saying that the Colts could trade down for more draft capital later on in the draft.
The Colts biggest concerns heading into the 2020 season are at wide receiver and safety.
Indy could potentially select a player in one of those areas at No. 34 and trade back with their No. 44 pick.
The top tier talent is gone, but the Colts can easily fill their needs later in the draft.
The organization may decide to trade their No. 34 pick and they could still find value at wide receiver with the No. 44 pick.
The biggest question mark of the night is going to be whether or not the Colts select a quarterback.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Colts decide to draft their future quarterback on Friday night.