Colts trade first round draft pick for two second rounders

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Colts traded the 26th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft to Washington.

They will get the Redskins second round pick this year (46th overall) and their second round pick next year.

“I kind of had a feeling,” said Colts general manager Chris Ballard.  “I don’t know why.  Sometimes you have a feeling that this is going to be the best.  We had kind of counted in the first round guys that we thought were worth the first round pick.  I had a feeling we were going to have a chance to get out and I thought it was going to be the best thing for us long-term.”

The Colts will have four picks on day two of the draft.  They have the 34th, 46th and 59th overall in the second round and the 89th overall in the third round.

“I think there’s still a lot of good players, not only at wide out and corner, but I think it’s still good at safety,” Ballard said.  “I still think there’s some d-linemen that are good.  I still think there are a couple of ‘backers that are good.  I still think there’s good players in the second, third, fourth and fifth rounds that we’re going to have a chance to get our hands on.”

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