Colts Draft Picks, Team Needs & First Round Betting Odds
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- The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. ET, and the Indianapolis Colts hold the 21st overall pick in the First Round.
- Below, you’ll find a full breakdown of the Colts’ 2021 NFL Draft picks, first round betting odds, plus analysis for Indianapolis’ team needs by position.
Colts Draft Picks
Colts Draft Odds
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Colts Draft Needs
- CB: The Colts’ defensive unit was strong as a whole — especially their run defense. Their secondary was exploitable, however, and ranked 20th in passing yards per game.
- WR: In spite of a slow start, the Colts’ top receiver this past season was T.Y. Hilton, who reeled in 93 passes for 762 yards and five touchdowns. Next were Zach Pascal and 2020 second-round pick Michael Pittman Jr. The rookie dealt with injuries, however, and Hilton — who will return to the team in 2021 — appears to have lost a step.
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- WR: Last year’s second-round pick Pittman finished strong with 51.4 yards from Week 10 through the playoffs but scored just once all season, and there are question marks beyond him. Hilton averaged 75.0 yards per game in his first seven seasons prior to turning 30, but just 50.5 in two seasons since. And 2019 second-rounder Parris Campbell has played just nine games in two years due to injury. Pascal is a solid WR4 type who has been stretched for 27 starts over the past two seasons.
- OT: RT is set with Braden Smith, but the LT options are free-agent signees Sam Tevi, who graded 83rd of 89 tackles last season, and Julie’n Davenport, who flopped as a starter with Houston in 2018 and Miami in 2019 before being relegated to 52 snaps in 16 games for the Dolphins last season.
- DE: Justin Houston (8.0 sacks last season) remains unsigned while Denico Autry (7.5) bolted for Tennessee, leaving the Colts without 39% of their sacks from a year ago.