With their first draft pick in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts went back and selected a offensive player in wide receiver Mike Strachan with the 229th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Picked up a BIG target to start the 7th round.— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) May 1, 2021
Welcome to the Horseshoe, @Mike_Playmaker! pic.twitter.com/1RMayRe5QN
Strachan, 6’5” 226lbs, caught 127 passes for 2,332 yards with 27 touchdowns in three seasons at Charleston. He posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Strachan earned second-team All-American honors in 2019 for Charleston.
Here’s Strachan’s draft profile from NFL.com:
Lance Zierlien: “Highly productive small-school wideout with elite size but with work to be done. Playing against bigger, stronger, faster defenders could create a challenging transition, as the route running and ball skills will need more development to be pro-ready. His size and ability to win jump balls make him an intriguing late-round possibility.”
Here’s what other’s are saying:
The Colts selected Charleston (W.V.) receiver Mike Strachan with the 229th overall pick.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) May 1, 2021
Check this out: Strachan is 6-5, 226 pounds and STILL ran 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. If you're going to take a late flier, you do it with guys like this.
May 1, 2021
Just when I thought I was going to get completely shut out, I get a soft hit on Mike Stachan. pic.twitter.com/dQcugwPXid— Chris Shepherd (@NFLscheme) May 1, 2021
Michael Strachan was drafted with pick 229 of round 7 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 9.22 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 198 out of 2517 WR from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/VX8J6Jovfg #RAS #Colts pic.twitter.com/3dzrwPXk2v— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) May 1, 2021
To me, it sounds like Strachan is a very big wide receiver with excellent speed and athleticism for his size. Stracha should offer a developmental size and speed option for the Colts at the wide receiver position.
The Colts have been in need of some wide receiver depth with TY Hilton and Zach Pascal both returning only on one year contract and Parris Campbell coming back from injury.
This pick makes a lost of sense due to the need at wide receiver depth. Strachan should battle with Dulin, Patmon and Harris to be the sixth wide receiver on the Colts depth chart. Strachan fills a big need for the Colts are depth wide receiver.