Colts GM Chris Ballard open to moving back from No. 6
The Indianapolis Colts surprised people a little when they traded out of the No. 3 spot in the draft in a deal with the New York Jets. But moving back to No. 6 may not keep them from picking up an impactful player like defensive lineman Bradley Chubb. The Colts are in desperate need of a pass rusher and they could still get him—and now they have a bunch of second-round picks as well.
But as it turns out, the Colts may move back even further. While making an appearance on the NFL Network show, Good Morning Football, Colts GM Chris Ballard had this to say about the upcoming draft:
“We feel good about the player that will be there [at No. 6],” Ballard said. “…Saying that, we will be open to moving back if we think it is the right thing for us to do and there’s enough players on the board — depending on how far we have to move back — that we feel comfortable taking.”
The Colts have plenty of needs that could be filled with a player worthy of selecting with the No. 6 pick. Along with help with their pass rush, they need to improve their offensive line (Quenton Nelson). They have been without a marquee running back for years (Saquon Barkley). They are thin in the secondary as well (Denzel Ward or Minkah Fitzpatrick).
It makes total sense for them to stay put. But if Ballard gets the right kind of offer and thinks he can still get someone the team wants, it sounds like he’ll take the deal.