According to NFL Reporter Dov Kleiman, the Indianapolis Colts are looking to trade backup cornerback Quincy Wilson as the NFL Draft quickly approaches:
The #Colts are looking to trade 2017 second round pick, CB Quincy Wilson, according to @AlbertBreer— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 21, 2020
Wilson was a bust for GM Chris Ballard. He started 0 games in 2019, making only 11 tackles in 9 games.
If he isn't traded, it's also possible Wilson gets cut after the 2020 Draft pic.twitter.com/URdlqnpcrA
The former 2017 second round pick out of Florida is still only 23 years old, but played sparingly last season—recording 11 tackles in 9 games.
The 6’2”, 193 pound cornerback actually fared really well matching up with All-Pro Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce inside in coverage during the Colts Week 5 road upset of the defending Super Bowl Champs.
However, Wilson appeared to struggle in his limited opportunities thereafter, and there’s been speculation about his attitude and practice habits behind the scenes—since even when former head coach Chuck Pagano was in charge during 2017.
Wilson being made available via trade is hardly surprising given how things have transpired so far in Indianapolis. General manager Chris Ballard always wants to acquire more draft picks too.
It’s been reported that Wilson joins Colts starting safety Malik Hooker on the trade block in their secondary ahead of the NFL Draft—indicating that the team’s top two picks in 2017 have become a disappointment.
Given these interesting developments, it wouldn’t be shocking if the Colts are much more active at cornerback and safety during Draft Week than previously expected—especially as it relates to starting safety.