A lot of talk recently in regards to the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft has been pertaining to potential trades. The Tennessee Titans are interested in trading the first overall pick, while fans of other teams (including the Colts) hope that their team will also trade back in the draft.
It wouldn't be a bad idea for the Colts to consider moving down in this year's draft, but so far it's uncertain whether or not they will. According to the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder, however, the Colts had "serious talks" about trading down in the draft last year but couldn't find a trade partner.
The Colts wound up drafting wide receiver Phillip Dorsett with the 29th overall pick, a player who was the highest remaining player on their draft board at the time. Had the Colts traded down rather than taking Dorsett, however, they likely wouldn't have been able to draft the receiver, as the Houston Texans reportedly were trying to jump back into the end of the first round to get the Patriots' 32nd overall pick in order to draft Dorsett. Perhaps the Colts didn't know of that, though, as they could have traded with the Texans and gained extra picks.
Regardless, the Colts didn't trade down from their first round pick a year ago and instead took Phillip Dorsett, who could play a much bigger role for the team in 2016 than he did in his rookie season. Dorsett will be the Colts' number three wide receiver behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief next year, and his physical skills and athleticism make him a candidate to be a playmaker. Though the pick was not well-received at the time, it could continue to look better over time.
Would you have liked it if the Colts had been able to trade down in last year's draft? Or are you ok enough with the pick of Phillip Dorsett?