The Indianapolis Colts have some decisions to make as the 2020 NFL Draft continues to draw closer. Do they want to stand pat with two early second-round picks or do they want to make a move up by packaging picks together?
Chris Ballard has made it clear this offseason that he is going to be aggressive to accomplish the tasks that he has in front of him. He has signed Philip Rivers, acquired DeForest Buckner, and also brought in former Pro Bowl cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
Now, CBS Sports is predicting another aggressive move from Ballard and the Colts. They have Indianapolis trading up to the No. 27 overall pick in order to snag Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.
Colts acquire No. 27 from Seahawks for No. 34, No. 75. “Take that, haters” — Frank Reich and Chris Ballard, to all the Colts fans ripping them for making Philip Rivers the only solution at QB. Indy jumps back in the first by way of the trade-happy Seahawks (and without mortgaging a huge haul) to get a high-upside project for Reich. With Rivers locked in as the stopgap for 2020, Love becomes the Colts’ franchise QB-in-waiting.
Over the last month, the Colts have been connected heavily to Love. Ballard has had some great things to say about the young quarterback. If the franchise wants to draft a quarterback of the future, trading up for Love would make perfect sense.
Last season with the Aggies, Love struggled a bit. He completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 3,402 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. Back in 2018, however, Love racked up 3,567 yards, 32 touchdowns, and just six interceptions.
There is a ton of potential for Love to grow into a legitimate star quarterback. Frank Reich and company are the perfect coaching staff to get the most out of Love long-term.
Add in the fact that Love could learn behind Rivers and things look even more intriguing. This is a match made in heaven for both sides.
Don’t be surprised if the Colts take a long look at moving up for Love in the 2020 NFL Draft.