Could the Colts move back yet again in the first round? Colts GM Chris Ballard won’t rule out trading the No. 6 pick.
“We will be open to moving back if we think it is the right thing for us to do and there’s enough players on the board, depending on how far we have to move back, that we feel comfortable taking,” the GM said (Twitter link via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com).
The Colts already have extra ammo in the draft thanks to their swap with the Jets. In exchange for moving down from No. 3 to No. 6, the Colts now own three picks in the second round – their original selection at No. 36, plus picks at No. 37 and No. 49.
Here’s more from the AFC South:
- The Texans haven’t ruled out trading up in this year’s draft, but GM Brian Gaine says there are more inclined to move down (Twitter link via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle). The Texans do not have a selection until No. 68 this year and Gaine is looking to get “more at-bats,” if possible.
- The Titans made the no-brainer decision to exercise Marcus Mariota‘s fifth-year option for 2019. Mariota is slated to earn $20.922MM in ’19, though the additional year can be pulled for non-injury reasons.
- Former Jaguars wide receiver Tyler Gaffney is leaving football to try his hand at a different sport.