Indianapolis Colts general mangaer Chris Ballard has earned the reputation of being one of the best general managers in the game, especially when it comes to the draft.
He has made 38 selections in the NFL draft since taking control of the roster in 2017, and 27 of those players are still on the team.
It’s too early to say exactly how his picks will be ranked when it’s all over. But we can take a look at what he has done now that he has his handprint on who this team is in 2021 compared to when he took over in 2017.
To give you an idea of my thought process, I wanted to consider impact as Colt, role heading into the upcoming season, and my honest opinion on the player.
If the player is on a new team then they found themselves lower on this list. Ex. Zach Banner has developed into a starting tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers but was cut before his rookie season in Indianapolis got started.