Indianapolis Colts NFL mock draft: Projections after Carson Wentz trade

New Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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2021 NFL Draft prospect and potential Indianapolis Colts pick Jordan Smith. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Edge. player. 46. UAB. Jordan Smith. 2

Trading back to 49 gives the Indianapolis Colts plenty to do on day two of the 2021 NFL Draft. One area that needs some work is at defensive end. The Colts have struggled to get consistency from Kemoko Turay and Ben Banogu on the field, and it’s time to add someone else to the fold.

UAB’s Jordan Smith will fit a lot of what Ballard will want in an edge rusher. He had 12.5 sacks in his last two years with UAB and earned himself a trip to the Senior Bowl. Smith shows impressive bend and quickness off the snap and flashes good hand usage to trim the edge. Expect him to be on Ballard’s radar.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Offensive Tackle. North Dakota State. player. 46. Dillon Radunz. 2

Left tackle is still a need for the Colts, even if they bring someone in via free agency. The free-agent class this year is dominated by tackles in their 30s, so the young cornerstone is waiting in the 2021 NFL Draft. In a deep class, there will be starting quality players available on day two.

Here, it’s a North Dakota State reunion in Indy. Dillon Radunz didn’t get much of an opportunity to show his improvement in 2020, as the Bison played just one game. But, he got in front of scouts and coaches down in Mobile, and many came away impressed. Radunz’s balance and good hand placement were on display, and he’s someone who can develop into a quality starter very soon.