INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NFL draft is upon us, and like 31 other teams, the Indianapolis Colts will be busy trying to improve their roster.
Follow our live blog Thursday through Saturday for the latest updates regarding the Colts’ draft:
April 25, 5:20 p.m.
The Colts drafted Michigan safety/linebacker Jordan Glasgow with the 213th overall pick.
Glasgow (6’1″, 226 lbs) follows in the footsteps of his brothers, Ryan and Graham, who play for the Bengals and Broncos. The younger Glasgow was a special teams star in college who took on a full-time role in Michigan’s defense in 2019, when he accumulated 89 tackles and five sacks.
April 25, 5:17 p.m.
The Colts drafted Washington State wide receiver Dezmon Patmon with the 212th overall pick.
Patmon is a developmental receiver with impressive physical gifts that include a 6’4″, 225 lb frame, massive 10 1/4″ hands, 4.48 speed and 36″ vertical leap. He lacks sudden quickness and needs to become more aggressive on 50/50 balls.
April 25, 5:11 p.m.
The Colts traded cornerback Quincy Wilson to the New York Jets for pick 211, which they used to select Umass cornerback Isaiah Rodgers.
Rogers intercepted multiple passes in each of his four collegiate seasons, totaling 11 INTs, three of which he returned for touchdowns. He projects as a slot corner in the pros due to his size (5’10”, 170 lbs) and adds value on special teams.
April 25, 4:21 p.m.
The Colts drafted Penn State defensive tackle Robert Windsor with the 193rd overall pick.
Windsor (6’4″, 290 lbs) racked up 15 tackles for loss and 10 sacks over his last two college seasons and earned third-team All-Big Ten in 2019 and honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2018 because of it. The 23-year-old plays with effort and intensity but a lack of explosive traits are a reason why he was available in round 6.
April 25, 3:46 p.m.
The Colts traded pick 182 to the New England Patriots in exchange for picks 212 and 213.
April 25, 2:15 p.m.
The Colts drafted Ball State guard Danny Pinter with the 149th overall pick.
Pinter played tight end in college before transitioning to offensive line in 2018. As a former tight end, he has good movement skills but is still raw as a blocker and needs to continue to improve his technique and strength. Pinter is a developmental player who adds depth to an offensive line group that lost second-stringers Joe Haeg and Jonotthan Harrison via free agency.
April 25, 12:53 p.m.
The Colts drafted Washington quarterback Jacob Eason with the 122nd overall pick.
Eason’s size (6’6″, 231) and cannon of an arm would have made him a first round pick in a previous era. When things around him are clean, Eason fires the ball all over the yard with solid accuracy. However, he’s a statue in the pocket, and his lack of mobility shows up when pressure comes. With 26 college starts, Eason doesn’t have a ton of experience, but he has time to learn and develop behind quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Jacoby Brissett.
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Click here to read Mike Chappell’s feature story on Eason after speaking with him via Zoom.
April 25, 2 a.m.
As it turns out, Chris Ballard’s fourth draft began taking shape shortly after his Indianapolis Colts walked away from a disappointing finish to last season, and actually went into motion in mid-March.
It simply continued Friday with the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft.
As Ballard, Frank Reich and their support staff considered what went wrong during their 7-9 season, they identified a couple of areas that absolutely, positively, most definitely not only had to be addressed, but greatly upgraded.
Click here to continue reading Mike Chappell’s story on what Chris Ballard had to say after day 2 of the NFL Draft.
April 24, 10:50 p.m.
The Colts drafted Utah safety Julian Blackmon with the 85th overall pick.
Blackmon is recovering from a torn ACL suffered during the Pac-12 championship game against Oregon. Before the injury, Blackman was enjoying a terrific 2019 season in which he was named second-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 for accumulating 60 tackles, four for a loss, four interceptions, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2017 and 2018 playing cornerback before transitioning to safety this past season.
April 24, 10:15 p.m.
The Colts traded picks 75 and 197 to the Detroit Lions for picks 85, 149 and 182. Indianapolis now has a fifth round pick again after trading pick 160 to the Cleveland Browns to trade up for Jonathan Taylor.
April 24, 7:45 p.m.
The Colts have traded picks 44 and 160 to the Cleveland Browns for the 41st overall pick and selected Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor.
Taylor has a rare combination of size (5/10″, 226 lbs) and speed (4.39 40-yard dash) and used those physical gifts to rack up 6,174 rushing yards in three seasons, which ranks sixth in college football history. Despite his immense talent, Taylor likely fell out of the first round due to concerns over wear and tear and fumbles. The 21-year-old enters the NFL with a whopping 968 college touches and 15 fumbles. Taylor joins Marlon Mack in the backfield, who topped 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career in 2019 but is in the final year of his contract.
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April 24, 7:20 p.m.
The Indianapolis Colts selected USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. with the 34th overall pick, their first of the 2020 draft.
The son of an 11-year NFL veteran, Pittman Jr. is a big (6’4″, 223 lbs), strong receiver with reliable hands and impressive athleticism for his size. He racked up 101 catches, 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Trojans in 2019. Pittman Jr. provides QB Philip Rivers with a big target who can win jump-balls down the field.
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Click here for Mike Chappell’s feature piece on Pittman Jr.
April 24, 6:25 p.m.
April 24, 1:10 a.m.
The Indianapolis Colts pick early in round 2 of the NFL Draft, which resumes today at 7 p.m. Is quarterback still an option? Mike Chappell explores that and more in his post-round 1 article.
April 24, 12:15 a.m.
The Colts did not trade into the first round and are slotted to pick at 34 overall — the second pick in the second round — when the draft resumes Friday at 7 p.m.
April 23, 11:30 p.m.
The Green Bay Packers have traded up from pick 30 to pick 26 to select quarterback Jordan Love. The top four quarterback prospects — Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert & Love — are now off the board.
April 23, 10:45 p.m.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the 2022 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas. The draft was planned to be held in Vegas this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to go fully virtual.
April 23, 8:27 p.m.
Whelp, the top quarterback prospect is off the board as the Cincinnati Bengals make LSU’s Joe Burrow the number one overall pick.
April 23, 7:30 p.m.
The 2020 NFL Draft is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.