2020 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts 7-round mock

Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina Gamecocks. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina Gamecocks. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /
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Jacob Eason, Washington Huskies
Jacob Eason, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Second Round

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Jacob Eason. 34. QB. Washington Huskies. player. 818

Indianapolis will be in the quarterback market this year, whether it’s in free agency or in the draft. While Philip Rivers could be a fit for the Colts because his familiarity in Frank Reich‘s system, Indianapolis is better served looking for a long-term solution at the position. Jacoby Brissett is fine under center for another year, but the Colts need a new Andrew Luck to carry them.

Fortunately for the Colts, there may be a guy available to them at pick No. 34 at the top of the second round. Not even five years ago would Jacob Eason have been the sure-fire No. 1 overall pick. He has a cannon like Matthew Stafford, but his lack of mobility and underwhelming college career knocks him down a peg, maybe as far as the Colts with this second-round pick.

Eason is 6-foot-6 and 227 pounds. He initially played his college ball at Georgia, only to lose his starting job in his sophomore year to Jake Fromm due to injury in 2017. Eason opted to transfer to his native Washington to play out his final college season in 2019 for the Huskies. He completed 64.2 percent of his throws for 3,132 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions last fall.

Overall, Eason probably needs a year or two to develop at the professional level. He’s a smart player, but will need to fine-tune his accuracy. Though he improved in that department in Seattle, he was only a 55-percent passer during his one year as Georgia’s starter in 2016. Eason may end up being drafted in the back-end of the first round, but he’s worth trading up for.

Alabama Crimson Tide. Terrell Lewis. 44. 829. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. EDGE. player

It always a risky proposition to draft players out of Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide program. Saban usually ends up getting all the juice of his collegiate players before they turn pro, so you never really know how much tread is left on the tires when it comes to Crimson Tide draft entrants. However, taking Terrell Lewis at No. 44 could be a solid pick for the Colts to make.

Lewis is 6-foot-5 and 252 pounds. He registered 31 total tackles (21 solo, 10 assists), 11.5 for a loss of yardage and six sacks during his redshirt junior season in 2019. Lewis made Second-Team All-SEC last fall, which is impressive given he missed the entire 2018 campaign after tearing his ACL in fall camp.

He was part of the 2017 College Football National Championship team and the 2018 SEC Championship team, so Lewis will bring a winning pedigree to Indianapolis if the Colts were to draft him. Look for him to be used situationally as a part of Matt Eberflus’ pass rush as a rookie in 2019 should he be destined for the Colts.

Overall, the Colts are able to get a player with upside and production in the middle of the second round. With defensive line and quarterback being addressed with its first two picks, Indianapolis will have successfully addressed its three primary draft needs within the first 44 picks in the draft. Not many teams can say that, which bodes well for the Colts’ future as a competitive franchise.