The last part of our four-part series, here the Colts get into the meat of the second round. This is where great general managers can really make an impact, Guys like JuJu Smith-Schuster and Quincy Wilson are available around this time, look for the Colts to possibly make a leap of faith with some low-floor, high-upside players around this pick.
Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
The Colts reportedly view the much embattled Callaway as a second-round pick, which with Chris Ballard’s history of dealing with troubled draftees, should perk the interest Indy faithful. Callaway is probably the second best receiver in the draft if it wasn’t for his off the field issues, but if Ballard believes those won’t affect him at the NFL level, the Colts could swoop in a steal Callaway to be T.Y. Hilton’s partner in crime for years to come.
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
As mentioned before, Chubb split time with Michel at UGA, but before his injury was viewed as one the top running back prospects in the 2016 draft. Chubb was regarded as a mid-round prospect by many late in the season due to questions about his athletic ability, but his great combine and some more time to review his tape have propelled him back into the early round two conversation.
Austin Corbett, OG, Nevada
The Colts have plenty of chances to upgrade the offensive line, as shown here with their fourth pick of the draft they add a starter type player with Corbett. Unlike some of the other players here, Corbett wasn’t a workout warrior or physical freak but shows a great all-around game and football IQ that will help him improve quickly at the NFL level.
Josh Sweat, EDGE, FSU
Sweat is an exciting prospect, extremely athletic and fast twitch, but is a bit of a project at the NFL level. The former Seminole pops off the tape with his explosive play and great length but again needs a lot of work and doesn’t always have a great first step off the ball. However, Ballard loves excellent measurables in his players, and both he and Eberflus has talked about the importance of speed in the new defense, and Sweat fits the bill here. I would be more comfortable with Sweat as a third-round pick, but if the Colts think he won’t be there and pulls the trigger at 49, I can live with it.
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