Colts Draft 2019: Best Available Day 2 Options

Who are some of the top options still available to the Indianapolis Colts in the second and third rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday?


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INDIANAPOLIS — The first 32 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft are now in the books, but it won't take long for us to see the Indianapolis Colts back on the clock again.

If they stay put, the Colts hold the 34th-overall pick after trading back with the Washington Redskins, sending the 26th-overall pick in exchange for the 46th-overall pick as well as a 2020 second-rounder. Indy also currently holds the 59th-overall pick in the second round on Friday.

When the party kicks off on Friday night (7 p.m. ET), the Colts will have several good players left for their choosing after the Arizona Cardinals make their selection at No. 33.

The third round will also be conducted on Friday night; the Colts currently hold the 89th-overall selection in that round.

For an idea of who the Colts could spend these selections on, here are five of the top players available that are projected to go in both the second and third rounds.


D.K. Metcalf | Wide Receiver | Ole Miss

Metcalf is built like a Madden Create-a-Player and has athleticism for days, but concerns about his range of motion and durability appear to be what has him still available past the first round. However, he's a classic outside receiver who has the potential to be one of the league's top receivers. Metcalf has the size, speed, athleticism and hands which gives him the potential to win any matchup. He wins short, intermediate and deep.

Jawaan Taylor | Offensive Tackle | Florida

He's a very athletically gifted tackle prospect who is also blessed with good size and overall measurements. It's a big surprise that he's still available. Taylor has plenty of experience and is capable of contributing right away. He has the blend of size/length, athleticism and experience to play on the right or left side at tackle. He's a better pass blocker than run blocker at the moment.

A.J. Brown | Wide Receiver | Ole Miss

Although we've seen him play outside at Ole Miss, Brown may be a bully of a slot receiver in the NFL. He tested better athletically at the Combine than his tape showed, so he should have plenty of ceiling ahead of him. You draft him knowing he's not a freak athlete like Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson or his college teammate D.K. Metcalf. Brown is more along the lines of Anquan Boldin, D.J. Moore or Golden Tate, where they are technically sound, do everything well and turn into running backs after the catch.

Greedy Williams | Cornerback | LSU

With his length and athleticism, I get the positive vibes around Williams. However, he's a finesse player. You're not drafting him for his physicality or tackling ability. He's always in the receiver's hip pocket, so he has natural coverage abilities. He does everything he can to make plays on the ball.

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson | Safety | Florida

There are players who are alright players on the field because they have good athleticism, and then there are players who can become special because the game of football processes differently in their minds. Gardner-Johnson is one of those players whose instincts and football I.Q. set him apart. He also has a complete game as someone who can cover deep, line up in the slot, will lay a hit down in the box, has good ball skills and even blitzes well.


Miles Boykin | Wide Receiver | Notre Dame

Boykin is a height-weight-speed guy who plays fast and physical to match his frame. He's a natural hands catcher who can come down with the acrobatic catch. Boykin makes quick cuts in his routes, but needs work overall as a route runner where he sells them better and develops a wider route tree. His ceiling is huge, however.

David Montgomery | Running Back | Iowa State

Montgomery is a perfect three-down back prospect capable of catching the ball and protecting the quarterback. He's the type of methodical runner that could totally dominate and take over a game from whistle to whistle if given 30 touches. Minus the uber patience, I see a good amount of Le'Veon Bell in Montgomery's running style.

Oshane Ximines | Edge Defender | Old Dominion

Ximines checked the box of having excellent tape from Conference USA, because it's hard to get behind a small-school player if he doesn't dominate that level of competition. He's a high-effort defender with obvious speed and athletic traits to work with to develop him into a team's lead pass rusher. He's an ascending player who improved his stats every year at Old Dominion.

Yodny Cajuste | Offensive Tackle | West Virginia

Cajuste definitely has physical and athletic tools to work with, but he needs a good bit more work to become a finished product. His new team will also need to make sure his quad — on which he recently had surgery — is 100 percent before putting him on the field. Cajuste has good foot quickness and upper body strength which allows him to be a really good pass blocker. However, he stylistically run blocks like it's pass protection, which could be partially due to his college's offensive approach. He's not a drive blocker in the run game, but he can still lock defenders up.

Christian Miller | Edge Defender | Alabama

Here is another ascending edge prospect without many collegiate reps to his name. Miller has nice size and length, great speed and athleticism, and uses his hands very well. He's polished beyond his few amount of snaps would indicate. He does need to get better about freeing himself from blocks when engaged, however.

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