Indianapolis Colts NFL mock draft: Projections after Carson Wentz trade

New Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
New Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Dyami Brown, Indianapolis Colts
2021 NFL Draft prospect Dyami Brown lands with the Indianapolis Colts in this mock draft (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Pick Analysis. Cornerback. Northwestern. 3. 46. Scouting Report. Greg Newsome II. player

The first thing that will come up here will be “how did he fall this far?” Yes, there’s been first-round buzz with Northwestern corner Greg Newsome II, but it’s a simulation, and the league might not be as high on him at the moment.

It’s no matter. The Indianapolis Colts would love this scenario. Newsome has great transitional quickness, is sticky in man coverage down the field, and is feisty at the catch point. He also tracks the ball very well and gets in a good position. Newsome allowed a passer rating of 0.0 on third and fourth down along with a rating of 11.8 10-plus yards down the field, per PFF. Put simply, he’s a stud and would start right away on the boundary.

3. Pick Analysis. Wide Receiver. Dyami Brown. North Carolina. player. 46. Scouting Report

Now that Wentz is in the building, it’s going to be important for the Colts to have as much talent surrounding him as possible. T.Y. Hilton is a free agent, and the wide receiver room could use another young, dynamic presence.

North Carolina’s Dyami Brown is a perfect selection here. He’s a big play machine down the field and does a great job stacking corners on vertical routes. Brown has very good short-area burst after the catch, and his ability to work to all three levels of the defense will be important in Reich’s offense.