Alabama Football: Tide breaks record in final NFL Mock Draft

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Alabama football breaks record in NFL Mock Draft 5.0

21. Indianapolis Colts: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern

The Colts would love to get a left tackle, but they might need to trade around to make that happen. They could take one here, but it would be a bit of a reach for a team that has a chance to win now if they handle the draft well.

They could also add depth at receiver, but they added Michael Pittman and resigned T.Y. Hilton. This means they can wait and add a contributor later in the draft.

When you balance value and team need, going with a corner makes sense. The AFC South isn’t known for elite receivers, but adding an extra corner for the future is always useful. Indianapolis has addressed defense in recent offseasons, but they really need a corner that has room to grow.

Newsome played well in the Big Ten, but he only has 17 games to his name and one career interception. You can see the traits, but he needs to improve over time. That’s what keeps him out of the DB1 conversation. Still, he can be a first-round pick if a team needs a corner bad enough.

Indianapolis fans might want a flashier pick, but the Colts are smart when it comes to the NFL Draft. Trust that they will make the right call for the organization.