The Indianapolis Colts selected tight end Kylen Granson with their fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.
Granson is the first tight end drafted in the Chris Ballard era and the first since 2013 for the organization. After the Colts drafted edge rusher Kwity Paye in the first round and defensive lineman Dayo Odeyingbo in the second round, the Colts grab their first offensive player of the draft.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Colts drafting Granson:
Kylen Granson in Frank Reich’s offense was one of the best fits in the draft class imo
— Zach Hicks (@ZachHicks2) May 1, 2021
Kylen Granson was drafted with pick 127 of round 4 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 7.72 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 213 out of 929 TE from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/KU7CyUeS1R #RAS #Colts pic.twitter.com/R08SwRAR4x
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) May 1, 2021
Kylen Granson when targeted 10-19 yards downfield since 2016:
751 receiving yards
140.5 passer rating generated pic.twitter.com/Sy5Lkohzrs
— PFF IND Colts (@PFF_Colts) May 1, 2021
Trey Burton: 6ft 2in, 224 lbs, 31” arms, 4.62s 40, 30” vertical, 112” broad, 7.14 3-cone, 4.32s 20-yard shuttle.
Kylen Granson: 6ft 1in, 241 lbs, 32” arms, 4.64s 40, 36” vertical, 120” broad, 6.93 3-cone, 4.4s 20-yard shuttle.
There’s your Burton replacement.
— smolly (@sewadyllo) May 1, 2021
RD 4 | 127 – Colts: Kylen Granson TE, SMU
Granson enters the draft with the second-highest production score (87) of any tight end in this year’s class, trailing only Kyle Pitts (99). Granson amassed 14 TDs over his last 2 seasons at @SMU_Football after transferring from Rice. pic.twitter.com/EQRk6Eecew
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) May 1, 2021
I like Kylen Granson
another Colts-y pick
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) May 1, 2021
Kylen Granson is gonna be a STUD
— Byron (@jewellbyron_) May 1, 2021
There it it!
Kylen Granson to the Colts is fun
— Matt Hicks (@TheFF_Educator) May 1, 2021
And there goes Kylen Granson, a guy I felt was being slept on as a 6th rounder. Turns out, he goes in the 4th as a move TE. https://t.co/NexrVmnbQT
— B (@BShulkes) May 1, 2021