Colts Set For Draft

During the 2017 NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts were considered one of the more disappointing teams in the league. During the season, the Colts only ended up winning four games while losing 12. While the team did not do very well during the year, much of the reason for the down year was due to injuries. Starting quarterback Andrew Luck ended up missing the entire year, which prevented the team from being able to move the ball consistently.

Despite the struggles in 2017, fans of the Colts still have plenty of reason for optimism for the future. One of the main reasons for this optimism is backed up Andrew Luck should be able to come back in full strength next year. When Luck has been on the field, he has been considered one of the top quarterbacks in the league and should be able to continue till be the offense in the coming years. Furthermore, the team has one of the best young wide receivers in the league in TY Hilton. Last year was a down year for Hilton as well, but once Luck is back Hilton is bound to regain his Pro Bowl form.

As the 2018 NFL offseason continues, the main focus for the team will be on the upcoming draft (https://www.stampedeblue.com/2018/4/5/17200340/tremaine-edmunds-fantastic-option-for-colts-at-no-6). At the end of the season, the Colts held the number three overall pick in the draft. This gave the team a lot of options when it came to looking to make a trade or even draft a player very high. Ultimately, they decided to swap first round picks with the New York Jets, who held the number 6 overall selection and also gave up some other picks as well.

At the number six pick, the Colts will look for ways to improve their defense. While they may be interested in getting Saquaon Barkley if he falls that far, the team will likely end up trying to draft a defensive star. The two key players overall that could fall to that point are Tremaine Edmunds and Bradley Chubb. Edmunds was a star linebacker from Virginia Tech and Chubb played at NC State. Both players should be top 10 selections and could be available for the Colts when their pick comes up.

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