Colts Rookie Recap

Colts Rookie Recap

1st Round Pick- RG Wyatt Davis: With their first round pick, the Colts decided to address a position of strength in their offensive line. With two of their five starting lineman at the age of 29 or older, the Colts figured this would be a good opportunity to take a highly rated rookie to take over at their starting spot in the future. Davis is strong, coming into the league at 92 strength. He is primarily a run blocker,however, his 70 pass blocking will be an area for the Colts training staff to help him improve. 

2nd Round Pick- QB- Jacob Eason: The Colts had no intentions on taking a quarterback with one of their early picks, however, Eason was too good of a player to pass on when he fell down to pick 22 in the 2nd round. Eason comes into the league as the second best rookie quarterback in the class. His throw power at an 88 is an eyesore,however, his all 80’s and above accuracy makeup for his lack of starting throw power. The Colts training staff will prep him to be the eventual successor of Jacoby Brissett. 

3rd Round Pick- SS Houston Griffith: The Colts had very few positions of need on their team but strong safety was one of them. With an  aging strong safety core the Colts took a shot on the best corner back left on their board. They had no intentions of converting him to safety, however,  after seeing his skill set they realized that with a little bit of training he could become their starter at strong safety. 

4th Round Pick- DT Forrest Merrill- Getting into the later part of the draft, the Colts were looking for college standouts who have a shot at being superstars. Defensive tackle Merrill was still on the board at pick 22 in the fourth round and the Colts knew they had a potential steal. Merrill ended up on the All NCAA team and will hopefully end up with abilities.  

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