The Indianapolis Colts are in compete now mode, after signing veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to hopefully put them over the hump. While the Colts have obvious needs that they can address early in the draft, finding those late-rounds is the way to truly win the NFL Draft.
Whether it's finding solid depth or prospects that could develop into starters, there are a few players the Colts should be interested in. These are the three late-round steals the Colts should target.
3. Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State
Alex Taylor will be a project, but he could be a worthwhile gamble. At 6-foot-9 and 310 pounds, the former college basketball player is very athletic and smooth in his movements. His limited experience on the field could mean he doesn't see the NFL field much, if at all during his first couple of seasons. With limited solid offensive tackle production in the NFL, it's tough to use a roster spot for a project on the offensive line. For this reason, he could slide even further than his current projection in the draft.
2. Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
Quintez Cephus is a player that flashes when he has pads on, but his speed during the Combine was concerning. He put up a position-best 23 bench reps, but ran a position-worst 4,73 second 40-yard time. He did drastically improve at his pro day, running a 4.56. Cephus has all the makings to be a solid position receiver in the NFL, with the ability to earn a starting job. He also led the Badgers in practically every receiving category last season, including receptions (59), yards (901), touchdowns (7) and yards per catch (15.3).
1. Carter Coughlin, EDGE, Minnesota
At 6-foot-3 and 236 pounds, Carter Coughlin isn't the biggest guy off the edge. While he did not put up the numbers he wanted during his senior year, he turned a lot of heads the two seasons prior. His sophomore and junior seasons combined for 26.5 tackles for a loss, 16.0 sacks and 5 forced fumbles. He can become a solid depth player on this Colts defense.
Get $20 FREE when you sign up for FanDuel Racing, plus we’ll match your first deposit in site credit up to $50!