Colts GM Chris Ballard says team is open to trading back in draft again
The Indianapolis Colts already helped shake up the top of the NFL Draft when they moved back from No. 3 as part of a blockbuster trade with the New York Jets, and they may not be done dealing yet.
On Friday, Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporters that trading back even further (Indy currently holds the sixth overall pick) is a possibility.
#Colts GM Chris Ballard, owner of No. 6, on @gmfb: “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.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 20, 2018
The Colts are in an enviable position, as they have a high pick but should be all set at the quarterback position, assuming Andrew Luck is healthy. With plenty of QB-needy teams and at least four signal-callers expected to be taken in the first round, Indy could continue to stockpile later picks by moving back again.
A lot of value can be found in the second and third rounds of the draft, and the Colts acquired two second-round picks in this year’s draft and one in next year’s as part of their trade with the Jets. They could look to make the same type of deal over the next week, though one team that is set to pick ahead of Indy might have a similar idea.