2020 NFL Draft: Colts Select Running Back Jonathan Taylor After Trading Up In Second Round

The Indianapolis Colts tonight sent the 44th- and the 160th-overall picks to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the 41st-overall selection in the second round, using that pick to take unanimous All-American running back Jonathan Taylor out of Wisconsin.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts tonight sent the 44th- and the 160th-overall picks to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the 41st-overall selection in the second round, using that pick to take unanimous All-American running back Jonathan Taylor out of Wisconsin.

Taylor, 21, who stands at 5-foot-10 and weighs 226 pounds, is a two-time winner of the Doak Walker Award, given annually to the top running back in college football. In his three seasons at Wisconsin, he logged 926 rushing attempts for 6,174 yards (6.7 yards per attempt) with 50 touchdowns, as well as 42 receptions for 407 yards and five scores through the air.

In his NFL.com draft profile, draft analyst Lance Zierlein writes Taylor is a "supremely productive, well-built runner with an all-day, every-day mentality that helped lead him to three Big Ten rushing titles."

"Taylor runs with bend and burst as an outside runner and has home-run speed once he gets into the open field," Zierlein writes. "He displays an ability to weave around interior traffic but might have evolved into more of a thinker than reactor inside due to fumbling issues and the litany of loaded fronts he faced. His patience and understanding of the where/when of blocks allowed him to thrive in multiple run schemes. He's more body puncher than knockout artist, wearing down his opponents with carry after carry. His traits, toughness and talent should make him an early starter with a solid ceiling and more third-down potential than we saw at Wisconsin."

Taylor adds his talents to an already-deep Colts running back room that also includes the likes of Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins.

The Colts are next scheduled to have the 11th pick of the third round (75th overall).

Taylor adds his talents to an already-deep Colts running back room that also includes the likes of Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins.

The Colts are next scheduled to have the 11th pick of the third round (75th overall).

Get your first look at running back Jonathan Taylor after he was selected 41st overall by the Indianapolis Colts.

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