RUMOR: Colts looking to trade down from No. 34 overall

Chris Ballard, Colts, NFL Draft
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Chris Ballard and the Indianapolis Colts sat out the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft after trading their pick to the San Francisco 49ers. They looked at options to move up into the first round for quarterback Jordan Love, but nothing came around. Now, it appears that they are still looking to make moves.

According to a report from Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Colts are looking to trade down from the No. 34 overall pick in the second round.

Looking ahead at the second round, there are a ton of high-level prospects available for the Colts should they choose to keep the pick. However, the fact that there are so many talented players available makes the pick much more valuable.

Indianapolis also holds the No. 44 overall pick in the second round. Trading down a few slots from No. 34 would make sense. Ballard would accumulate another asset in the trade and still have two good second-round picks.

If the Colts keep the pick, there are a few options to choose from that would fit their needs. Tee Higgins would make a lot of sense, as would safety Xavier McKinney. Indianapolis could also look at taking a quarterback like Jacob Eason or Jalen Hurts in the second round.

Plenty of rumors will continue coming out as the second round begins drawing closer. The Colts are going to be a team to keep a close eye on in trade talks.

Expect to hear more news about the Colts’ intentions at pick No. 34 in the coming hours. Ballard has a few decisions to make and it will be interesting to see which direction they choose to go.

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