The Indianapolis Colts did not have a pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft after trading the No. 13 overall selection to the San Francisco 49ers for DeForest Buckner. While they didn’t have a pick on Day 1 of the draft, that didn’t stop them from trying to move up.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network via Indy Sports One, the Colts were trying to move up into the first round for quarterback Jordan Love. Unfortunately, they were unable to do so and the Green Bay Packers traded up to No. 26 to get him.
Love would have been a perfect addition for the Colts. With both Philip Rivers and Jacoby Brissett on the last year of their contracts, Love could have sat the entire season and possibly taken over in 2021.
Chris Ballard had been high on Love throughout the entire draft process. It was obvious that the Colts wanted him if they had a chance to take him. With Love falling to the latter stages of the first round, that become a real possibility.
Instead, the Colts will have the No. 34 and No. 44 overall picks in the second round. They will likely take a long look at wide receiver and possibly quarterback. Indianapolis could still take a guy like Jacob Eason or Jalen Hurts.
It will be interesting to see what direction the Colts choose to go in the second round. They have to be happy with the position that they are in throughout the rest of the draft.
Expect to see the Colts come away with two quality players in the second round. Ballard and company are among the best in the NFL at drafting and that will be the case once again this year.