2021 NFL draft: Where the Colts stand entering Day 2

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The Indianapolis Colts have gotten through the first round of the 2021 NFL draft and now will be moving on to Day 2, which still only features on selection.

Day 2 is typically where general manager Chris Ballard makes his money. Since 2010, the Colts have had 15 second-round picks. Ballard has contributed 10 of those in just the last four drafts.

As the Colts enter Day 2 of the draft, here’s where they stand:

Day 1 Review

The Colts came away with one of the top players on their board in defensive end Kwity Paye. They stayed at No. 21 overall instead of trading back as the offer they received wasn't enticing enough. It was a big win in Round 1 for the Colts as they now have a higher upside edge rusher room than before the draft.

Remaining Draft Order

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; A view of the stage before the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts have just one selection as it stands on Friday for Day 2 of the draft. They gave away their third-round pick this year in the trad to acquire Carson Wentz from the Philadlephia Eagles. Expect Ballard to move back from his second-rounder in an attempt to add another Day 3 pick.

Day 2

  • Round 2 | No. 54 overall

Day 3

  • Round 4 | No. 127 overall

  • Round 5 | No. 165 overall

  • Round 6 | No. 206 overall

  • Round 7 | No. 248 overall

Updated Draft Needs

The Colts addressed the edge rusher room and while it wouldn't be a surprise if they did so again on Day 3, it might be more unlikely to happen now that they drafted Paye. Here's a look at the remaining needs for the Colts:

  • Offensive Tackle

  • Tight End

  • Wide Receiver

  • Cornerback

  • Safety

Best Remaining Prospects

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There are a lot of strong prospects the Colts will consider and a lot of them won't make it to No. 54 overall. But there are still a number of players left that should intrigue the Colts:

Offensive Tackle

  • Samuel Cosmi, Texas

  • Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State

  • Brady Christensen, BYU

  • Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State

  • Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame

  • Jalen Mayfield, Michigan

Safety

  • Trevon Moehrig, TCU

  • Jevon Holland, Oregon

Cornerback

  • Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State

  • Ifeatu Melifonwu, Syracuse

  • Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky

Tight End

  • Pat Freirmuth, Penn State

  • Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame

Wide Receiver

  • Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU

  • Elijah Moore, Ole Miss

  • Rondale Moore, Purdue

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC

  • Nico Collins, Michigan

  • Dyami Brown, North Carolina

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