The Indianapolis Colts are finally getting ready to make their selections in the 2021 NFL draft, which is expected to kick off Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. ET from Cleveland.
As it stands Thursday morning entering the draft, here’s a look at the Colts’ selections for the big weekend:
- Round 1 | No. 21 overall
- Round 2 | No. 54 overall
- Round 4 | No. 127 overall
- Round 5 | No. 165 overall
- Round 6 | No. 206 overall
- Round 7 | No. 247 overall
The six selections the Colts currently have are the fewest Chris Ballard has had since his tenure as general manager began in 2017. The fewest he’s had in a draft is eight selections back in 2017.
Because the Colts gave up a third-rounder as a part of the trade to acquire quarterback Carson Wentz, it makes sense that Ballard will be looking to move back at some point during the draft.
Given how much value he can likely get for the No. 21 overall pick, most are expecting him to move back in the first round in hopes of securing that third-rounder back.
It will be interesting to see when Ballard trades down but given his history, it’s almost a forgone conclusion that it will happen.