INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts today selected Washington State wide receiver Dezmon Patmon with their sixth-round (212th-overall) pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Patmon, who turns 22 in August, is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound San Diego native. He played in all 13 games as a senior last year, logging 58 receptions for 762 yards (13.1 yards per reception) and eight touchdowns, finishing fourth in the Pac-12 in receiving scores. His junior year, he led the team with 816 receiving yards, while his 61 receptions and 816 receiving yards were ranked eighth in the conference.
In his four-year college career, Patmon caught 156 passes for 1,976 yards (12.7 yards per reception) and 13 touchdowns.
In his NFL.com draft profile, draft analyst Lance Zierlein writes that Patmon is a "big pass-catcher with intriguing size." He ran an impressive 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, while his 132-inch broad jump ranked third among all wide receivers at the event.
"Has size and strength to big-boy cornerbacks when he wants to," Zierlein writes. "Talented at working back to deep sideline throws. … Long arms to secure well beyond the frame. … Can drag tacklers for extra yardage after (the) catch."
Patmon is the second wide receiver selected by the Colts in this year's draft, joining second-round (34th-overall) pick Michael Pittman Jr. out of USC. Indy returns the likes of T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal and Parris Campbell, while Patmon, Rodney Adams, Ashton Dulin, Daurice Fountain, Malik Henry, Steve Ishmael, Marcus Johnson, Aravis Scott and Chad Williams will battle it out for the final few spots on the 53-man roster.
The Colts currently have the next pick in the sixth round, at 213th overall, which, as of now, is their final selection in this year's draft.
Get your first look at wide receiver Dezmon Patmon as he is picked 212th overall by the Indianapolis Colts