With the twenty-sixth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select…
26. Indianapolis Colts: Byron Murphy CB | Washington
God damnit Chris Ballard would you spend some money in free agency one time! The Indianapolis Colts entered this offseason with over $100 million in cap space and spent next to nothing. Their two biggest new comers were wide receiver Devin Funchess and edge rusher Justin Houston. Ballard is all about the draft, I get it. I can’t blame him either, as they struck gold last year with two starting offensive linemen in future hall of famer Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith and linebacker Darius Leonard, who led the league in tackles. This team had a great season led by a second choice head coach in Frank Reich and the NFL Comeback Player of the Year, Andrew Luck. The Colts made the playoffs as the sixth seed and actually upset their division rival and AFC South champion Houston Texans in the Wild Card round. Then they traveled to Kansas City to face off against the Chiefs in the Divisional Round, where NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes showed them what’s up. All in all this offense looks pretty good. T.Y. Hilton isn’t getting any younger and was banged up towards the end of the season so you could certainly use some depth at wide receiver. At running back, Marlon Mack had a really good season rushing for almost 1,000 yards, but I’m personally not sold on him as a feature back. That being said, the Colts have to be thinking defense with pick #26.
I kept staring at Indy’s depth chart and I wanted to give them a defensive tackle like Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence here, but that secondary just wouldn’t stop screaming kept help at me. The Colts just resigned Pierre Desir to a three-year deal worth $25 million to pair with Kenny Moore and also resigned safety Clayton Geathers. Who the fuck are any of these dudes? Seriously. Pierre Desir? They got football in France? I didn’t think so. I had to give the Colts a corner here, mostly because I just felt embarrassed for them. Byron Murphy out of Washington is in some scout’s eyes, the best corner in this draft class. You’re welcome Indy, thank me later.