The Duel

3 Players the Colts Need to Avoid With Their Second-Round Draft Picks

Zach Brunner
Three players the Colts need to avoid in the second round.
Three players the Colts need to avoid in the second round. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images
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The Indianapolis Colts had a disappointing 2019 season, starting with the surprise retirement of Andrew Luck. However, this offseason, the Colts made it clear that they are looking to compete right now, signing veteran Philip Rivers to solve the quarterback issues and lift the offense to where it should be.

While the Colts look on track to be improved this season, they still have a number of needs to be filled in the draft. Unfortunately, they do not have a first-round pick, but the do have two picks in the second. With that in mind, these are three players the Colts needs to avoid with their second-round picks.

1. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

The Colts should avoid quarterback Jalen Hurts this early.
The Colts should avoid quarterback Jalen Hurts this early. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

After the top group of QBs in the first round, there is a much larger second tier that includes Jalen Hurts. While he is not a bad QB prospect, there are other options with just as much, if not more, potential that Indianapolis can either draft with their next second-round pick or even in a later round.

2. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

Terrell Lewis has failed multiple medical tests for teams.
Terrell Lewis has failed multiple medical tests for teams. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Some mock drafts have Terrell Lewis going early in the second round, while reportedly nearly half of the teams have medically failed the edge rusher out of Alabama. With no first-round pick, the Colts cannot afford a flop in the second round. On top of that, there are greater needs than an edge rusher, and there are solid edge rushers later in the draft.

3. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC

Michael Pittman is 6-foot-4, 223 pounds.
Michael Pittman is 6-foot-4, 223 pounds. / Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

Wide receiver is a huge area of need for the Colts and they will selected one in the second round. However, they should avoid Michael Pittman Jr. The former USC Trojan is a big receiver with terrific hands. However, his elusiveness is poor, he gets bullied by press coverage and he struggles to create separation. There are much better options in this round than Pittman, and I can already see the numerous interceptions by Rivers when targeting Pittman, if they wrongfully go this direction.


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