Indianapolis Colts add more players to roster in 2020 NFL Draft
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Colts Saturday was in the midst of the third day of the 2020 NFL Draft, which happened virtually amid coronavirus restrictions.
At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the draft was in its seventh round.
The team didn’t have a pick in round one, but the team added two more skill players to its offensive roster Friday night.
Michael Pittman Jr. of the University of Southern California was the first pick by the Colts in the second round. Pittman, 22, was the 34th pick overall in the draft. He is 6-feet-4 and 223 pounds. He is the son of former NFL running back and Super Bowl 37 champion Michael Pittman. He was one of the nation’s top pass catchers in 2019, finishing with 101 receptions for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns in 13 starts.
With the No. 41 pick, the Colts chose Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor. The 21-year-old is a 5-11 and 214 pounds, according to online information. He finished college as the No. 6 all-time rusher in the NCAA and the first player in history to rush for more than 6,000 yards in any three-year span.
Then on Saturday in fourth round with the 122nd overall pick, Indianapolis chose Washington quarterback Jacob Eason. The rookie will be join a quarterback room that features veteran quarterback and former Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers, last year’s starter Jacoby Brissett and Chad Kelly who spent last season on the practice squad.
In the fifth round with the 149th overall pick, the team selected Ball State guard Danny Pinter. Pinter will join an offensive line that expert believe is one of the best in the NFL. Last year, he was a First-Team All-Mid-American Conference selection at right tackle, as well as the Cardinals’ Most Outstanding Player.
The Colts also traded the 182nd overall pick to the New England Patriots in return for the 212th and 213th pick.
Indy added to their defense in the sixth round. With the 193rd overall pick in the draft, the Colts selected Penn State defensive tackle Rob Windsor. He earned Third-Team All-Big Ten Conference honors in 2019 after collecting 40 tackles with 3.5 sacks in 13 starts.
The Colts also traded cornerback Quincy Wilson to the New York Jets in exchange for the 211th overall pick in the draft.
Indianapolis added cornerback Isaiah Rodgers with the 211th pick in the sixth round of the draft. Rodgers joins the team from University of Massachusetts.
With the 212th pick, the team got wide receiver Dezmon Patmon from Washington State.
Then with their final pick, the Colts ended the day by taking linebacker Jordan Glasgow from Michigan with the 213th pick.