2020 NFL Draft Picks
- 1. Michael Pittman, WR, USC
- 2. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
- 3. Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
- 4. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
- 5. Danny Pinter, OL, Ball State
- 6. Robert Windsor, DL, Penn State
- 7. Isaiah Rodgers, CB, Massachusetts
- 8. Dezmon Patmon, WR, Washington State
- 9. Jordan Glasgow, LB, Michigan
Top pick: Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
The Colts needed to upgrade their receiver room in this draft class, and they looked to an NFL legacy to do it.
Michael Pittman Jr. is the son of former NFL running back Michael Pittman, and just like his dad, Pittman uses his size and physicality to his advantage.
Unlike his dad, Pittman is a big, tall wide receiver with a massive catch radius, a good understanding of how to manipulate coverage, and fantastic hands.
One fun fact about Pittman: He blocked three punts in his time at USC.
Steal: QB Jacob Eason, Washington – 4th round
The Colts could have taken Jacob Eason in the second round and I don’t think it would have been highly disputed.
Eason has a huge arm and joins a suddenly crowded QB room with the Colts where Philip Rivers is the QB1 and behind him is Jacoby Brissett.
I like the situation here for Eason with Frank Reich as his coach and after a strong season at Washington, he can continue his development as a learner. I think he has a good chance of becoming a starter down the line.
Overall Grade: A
For not having a first-round pick, this is one of the best draft classes in the league.
Jonathan Taylor could have been a first-round pick, and there were some who had Michael Pittman Jr. in their top 32 as well.
Jacob Eason was a really nice steal in the fourth round of this draft class, and I think the Colts got an early contributor with Julian Blackmon.
Blackmon has played both cornerback and safety and is a tough player in the secondary.
A late-round pick for the Colts to keep a close eye on is former UMass cornerback Isaiah Rodgers, who picked off 11 passes with three touchdowns along with 34 pass breakups in four seasons.
He also had a punt return for a touchdown last season and was a full-time kickoff returner for UMass.
Dezmon Patmon in the sixth round was also a really nice value for the Colts. The 6-foot-4 receiver out of Washington State has speed, explosive leaping ability, and he caught eight touchdowns last season.