Philip Rivers made the decision to sign with the Indianapolis Colts this offseason in free agency. He received a one-year, $25 million contract from the team to be their new starting quarterback. Now, the Colts simply need to build a better supporting cast around him.
Looking ahead at the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, there is one position that many fans and media members believe the Colts need to focus on. That position would be wide receiver.
ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. projected that the Colts will focus on wide receiver with the No. 34 overall pick. He has the team taking Baylor star wideout Denzel Mims with that selection.
The Colts traded out of Round 1 when they added defensive tackle DeForest Buckner from the 49ers, and the loss of that pick stings less because they have Washington’s second-rounder, which comes from the Redskins trading back into Round 1 last year (to add pass-rusher Montez Sweat). Injuries limited top wideout T.Y. Hilton to just 45 catches, and 2019 second-round pick Parris Campbell never got going. Mims is a freaky athlete who will catch a few deep balls from Philip Rivers.
The Colts already have star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton as their No. 1 option. He is one of the most underrated players at his position in the entire NFL. While he is a legitimate No. 1 target, he is a speedster.
It has been a long time since the Colts had a legitimate big threat wide receiver with size. Mims put together a huge NFL Draft Combine that showed off the impressive speed and athleticism Mims has to go along with his 6-foot-3 and 215-pound frame.
Last season with Baylor, Mims ended up catching 66 passes for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 15.5 yards per reception.
Rivers needs more weapons if the Colts want to get back into serious contention in 2020. Mims would be a huge addition. A receiving corps of Hilton, Mims, Zach Pascal, and Parris Campbell would be exactly what the doctor ordered.