INDIANAPOLIS — The calendar turns to 2020 on Wednesday, but the Indianapolis Colts have already turned the page.
After falling to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday to end their 2019 season with a 7-9 record, the Indianapolis Colts are now set to choose 13th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Colts and general manager Chris Ballard will hope to lean on a recent string of draft success at the No. 13-overall pick. Since 2010, six of a possible 10 players picked in that slot have gone on to be named All-Pro and/or selected to the Pro Bowl:
- 2019 — Miami Dolphins — Christian Wilkins | Defensive Tackle | Clemson
- 2018 — Washington Redskins — Daron Payne | Defensive Tackle | Alabama
- 2017 — Arizona Cardinals — Haason Reddick | Linebacker | Temple
- 2016 — Miami Dolphins — *Laremy Tunsil | Offensive Tackle | Ole Miss
- 2015 — New Orleans Saints — *Andrus Peat | Offensive Lineman | Stanford
- 2014 — St. Louis Rams — *Aaron Donald | Defensive Tackle | Pittsburgh
- 2013 — New York Jets — *Sheldon Richardson | Defensive Tackle | Missouri
- 2012 — Arizona Cardinals — Michael Floyd | Wide Receiver | Notre Dame
- 2011 — Detroit Lions — *Nick Fairley | Defensive Tackle | Auburn
- 2010 — Philadelphia Eagles — *Brandon Graham | Edge Defender | Michigan
*Denotes a Pro Bowler or All-Pro
College underclassmen have until Jan. 17 to declare their eligibility for the draft, but the first round in the 2020 draft appears to be a deep one especially among the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, offensive tackle, defensive tackle and cornerback positions.
The 2020 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas, and kicks off with the first round on Thursday, April 23, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday, April 24, and then Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 25.