Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Colts 'not likely' to trade down again in 2018 NFL Draft

Colts 'not likely' to trade down again in 2018 NFL Draft

He climbed up the mock drafts after the combine as he tested out very well, including a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, which set an event record for offensive linemen.

Yes, Quenton Nelson is a monster, but he's not making it out of the top ten picks, let alone into the late second round where the Chiefs will select for the first time in this draft (if they stay put).

Utah defensive end Kyle Fitts went to the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round with the No. 189 overall pick. I don't know if every Kansas City Chiefs fan loves the draft as much as I do, but I for one am like a little kid counting down the days until Christmas. It worked last year on the defensive line and it could well work this year on the offensive front. His brother, Terrell, also played at Virginia tech and is one of the top-rated strong safeties in this year's draft.

Last week, I took a "wisdom of the crowds" look at where several mock drafts had players going. And all five of those years have come in the last decade and a half. The 2015 and 2016 drafts had no Vols selected at all. There are five-to-seven players who have the highest projections and seem locks to go in the first 10 picks, and there are 18-to-20 players truly worthy of a first-round grade.

Galko: When the CBA was updated to include that fifth year, I expected a lot more teams to do that, but outside of Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings, we haven't seen it. Both guys could be immediate starters as rookies despite likely being third to fourth round picks. Maybe the Los Angeles Chargers move up to find Phillip Rivers heir apparent.

The Vols don't have the headliners at this year's draft like they did last year.

The Colts were able to add two extra second-round picks in this year's draft and an extra second-round pick in the 2019 draft in the trade with the New York Jets. If you take a player at a position that you might so-called "need" but he's not good enough to fill that need, then it's a wasted pick.

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