Another big name college quarterback is off the board. With pick No. 218 in the sixth-round, the Colts have drafted Texas passer Sam Ehlinger. Indianapolis acquired the pick from the Saints earlier Saturday.
Ehlinger didn’t generate a ton of excitement as a pro prospect, but as the Longhorns’ leader for the past four seasons he became very well known to college football fans. He threw for 2,566 yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions this past year, picking up a second-team All-Big 12 nod in the process.
He became the 10th signal-caller drafted in the 2021 draft. He’ll now join a Colts quarterback room that doesn’t have much in it beyond Carson Wentz. Only 2020 UDFA Jalen Morton and 2020 fourth-round pick Jacob Eason are currently on the roster behind Wentz. The Colts have rotated quarterbacks ever since Andrew Luck retired, so it’s not surprising they’re taking developmental flyers.