The Indianapolis Colts unsurprisingly did not receive any 2021 compensatory draft picks for a departed free agency class of 2020 that included tight end Eric Ebron, wide receiver Devin Funchess (who sat out this past season because of COVID-19 concerns), and offensive tackle Joe Haeg among others:
This year’s comp picks, issued today: pic.twitter.com/jUysgy0edg— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2021
Indianapolis was previously not projected to receive any compensatory draft picks by the experts.
The Colts will already be without the team’s 2021 3rd round pick, which was among the pair of picks traded to acquire Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz—and the compensatory draft pick route didn’t help replenish any lost draft pick bounty this year.
That being said, it would be hardly surprising if the Colts ultimately traded down from the 21st overall pick in the first round to acquire additional picks.
With a large 2021 free agency class that includes T.Y. Hilton, Xavier Rhodes, Justin Houston, Denico Autry, and Anthony Walker among others—and the inability/lack of interest to bring them all back, it would be shocking if the Colts didn’t receive some compensatory draft picks in 2022 though going forward—unless they’re completely negated by other offseason signings.