According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Indianapolis Colts have already had discussions about trading down from the 34th overall pick—in an attempt to acquire an additional pick(s):
The #Bengals are on the clock first tonight at No. 33. Next up are the #Colts, who already are having trade talks about moving down from No. 34. A spot to keep an eye on.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 24, 2020
The Colts essentially have a late first round pick at #34 with the second pick of the second round, and the early second round is often a hot spot for trades—as teams coveting specific players who have surprisingly fallen have 24 hours to help orchestrate a potential trade compared to ordinarily mere minutes on a draft clock.
Of course, the Colts could be just performing their due diligence, as it doesn’t hurt to at least listen to potential offers to ensure they get the most value for the pick.
That being said, Colts general manager Chris Ballard admittedly ‘loves them picks’ and having traded the 13th overall pick for All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, his team could be in the market to add an additional one or two to their draft pick armory.
For what it’s worth, there are some top prospects still on the board for the Colts at #34 overall—including Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims, USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones, and Boise State offensive tackle Ezra Cleveland among other options.
Here are the Colts current draft pick selections—although knowing Ballard, it’s certainly possible the team could very well trade down and add a few more:
It's a great weekend to get better. #ColtsDraft pic.twitter.com/UF0OpVLYgG— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) April 23, 2020