Defense will be a focal point for the Colts this offseason. Whether that’s defensive linemen, linebackers, cornerbacks, or safeties, the Colts simply need to add talent on that side of the football.
It’s expected that it will be a major focus in both free agency and the draft, and most mock drafts have the Colts taking a defensive player in the first round (with a running back here and there being the exception).
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller is sticking with that trend in his latest mock draft, as he has the Colts taking Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen the Colts taking a Florida cornerback in a mock draft even this week, as SB Nation’s Dan Kadar had them taking Teez Tabor. Though a lot of the talk has (rightly) been about the linebackers, the Colts could certainly use cornerback help, too. Patrick Robinson didn’t really live up to expectations last year, while Vontae Davis is entering the final season of his contract. Adding a cornerback in the first round would give them a guy to pair opposite of Davis, which would in turn allow Robinson to play more in the slot (where he’s best). There’s some talk about him being a fit at safety too, and even that talk could intrigue the Colts by giving them a versatile guy in the secondary.
Wilson had a good collegiate career at Florida, playing in 39 games (starting 24) and recording 84 tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack, 17 passes defensed, six interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and a forced fumble. In 2016, he started all 13 games and recorded three picks, returning one of them for a score. He then declared early for the NFL Draft following his junior season.