How does the Carson Wentz trade affect the NFL Draft?

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Do the Colts shift their focus to a QB in the NFL Draft?

It’s very possible that now, Indianapolis switch their focus towards a new QB in time for late April’s NFL draft deadline, however, this would mean trading up.

What rests on that is their interest, and the availability, of other Quarterbacks around the league. Those include Deshaun Watson, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Jameis Winston

Right now, Winston will be the only player the Colts wouldn’t have to give up assets for, being the only free agent among the four. It’s currently unknown whether Watson will be playing football this coming year, and Kirk Cousins will fill up a lot of their $70 million in cap room.

That leaves the Colts’ front office with a choice: Garoppolo or Gamble.

As this is a draft-based piece, let’s assume they take the gamble. They’d have to trade up to a mid to late first-round pick to have a chance at QB’s 2 or 3 this year: according to my rankings that leaves them with Bearcats’ Desmond Ridder or Panthers QB Kenny Pickett.

Right now, this seems fairly unlikely. The Colts would have to give up a fairly-prized asset to pick up a first, it all hinges on how much they’d have to give up to pick up someone like Garoppolo or Cousins.

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What direction do you think the Colts go in? Should they trade into the first round for a QB, make a trade for a veteran, or go with a free agent? Tweet me or leave a comment below!