The 2018 season has two games left for most teams including the Colts, so I’m going to start the end of the season with a
Round 1- pick 20: Hakeem Butler
The Colts have struggled to create separation and hold onto the football at the wide receiver spot outside of star wideout T.Y. Hilton. With the 20th pick in the 2019 draft, the Colts will give MVP candidate quarterback Andrew Luck another target in Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler. The Colts have a great deep/slot target in T.Y. Hilton, adding the 6’6 great yards after catch receiver would give the Colts an element in the receiving game that they haven’t had since Hall of Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison.
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Round 2- pick 37 (Via Jets): Jerry Tillery
After addressing the need of wide receiver in the first time, the Colts address another this time with 6’6 defensive lineman Jerry Tillery out of Notre Dame. With Kemoko Turay, Jabaal Sheard, and Tyquan Lewis who can all rush the edge, it’s not a bad idea to add a hybrid-like player who could play the way 239-pound Tyquan Lewis is currently. Veterans Al Woods, Margus Hunt, and Denico Autry are the current inside guys who can be moved around as the edge rushers can in defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus’ scheme. Adding another young guy to a group with a lot of potential would be ideal especially if they can get a guy who can play both inside and outside.
Round 2- pick 51: Julian Love
5’9 cornerback Kenny Moore II has shown to be the best corner for the Colts this season but has been mainly stuck in the slot due to his height. Pierre Desir and Quincy Wilson are currently playing the outside and are doing their job decently. Adding the 5’11 Julian Love also out of Notre Dame would be a good option to play across from the second year player Quincy Wilson who has stepped up his game as of late while having the UDFA from the 2018 draft Kenny Moore locking down the slot and Pierre Desir as depth and a veteran to help guide the young bucks. Love is a lockdown type corner who may not have the best stat line but will prove his worth not allowing many completions when being targeted.
Round 3- pick 85: Kenny Willekes
The Colts filled huge needs in back-to-back-to-back selecting Butler, Tillery, and Love they go back to the defensive line and take Michigan State’s, Kenny Willekes. Willekes is a 6’4 260-pound rusher that would add even more youth to the interior of the Colts’ defensive line. With promise showing from current rookies Kemoko Turay and Tyquan Lewis, adding Jerry Tillery and Kenny Willekes would make one of the most possibly promising young defensive line groups not to mention with Jabaal Sheard, Al Woods, and Denico Autry all adding veteran help.