With only six picks in this year’s NFL draft, the Indianapolis Colts need to be successful in the later rounds.
The Colts possess only one pick in the fourth round, fifth round and seventh round of the draft. Remember, they traded away their sixth round before the start of the 2015 season in exchange for inside linebacker Sio Moore.
They need to find key contributors during this portion of the draft. Contributors are hard to find late in the draft, but it is not impossible.
Successful teams like the Seattle Seahawks have been able to identify huge sleeper picks late in every draft. The ability to find quality talent late in the draft helps build better depth throughout the roster. Last year, the Colts were very successful at selecting players late.
In 2015, they selected Clayton Geathers in the fourth round, David Parry in the fifth round and Denzelle Good in the seventh round. All of these guys eventually started for the Colts that season. They would love to add more future starters with late-round picks this year.
As mentioned before, finding late-round talent is a hard game to play in the NFL Draft. However, it is quite doable. Also, luck is sometimes involved. There is always the possibility of solid Day Two prospects falling down in the third day of the draft. The key for the Colts will be maximizing the value they can get with each late round draft pick.
With that being said, there are a couple of players the Colts should look at on the third day of the draft. Here are five prospects the Colts could take with their three late-round draft picks.
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