The Indianapolis Colts have to be feeling pretty good about the offseason they have been able to put together. Chris Ballard may not have had a normal offseason, but he has been aggressive and the Colts are going to be a much better football team because of it.
Looking back on the 2020 NFL Draft, the Colts made some very intriguing moves. Perhaps the most surprising and intriguing was Ballard’s decision to take Wisconsin star running back Jonathan Taylor in the second round with the No. 41 overall pick.
Why was the move to select Taylor such an interesting move? Quite simply, the Colts already have Marlon Mack penciled in as their starting running back. Many thought the Colts were going to focus on developing him more and getting a new contract done with him in the near future.
Indianapolis may have other plans. Taylor may be coming in as the future at running back. He certainly has the potential to be a superstar.
Last season with the Badgers, Taylor carried the football 320 times for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns. He averaged an impressive 6.3 yards per carry. Taylor also caught 26 passes for 252 yards and five touchdowns.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at three early predictions for Taylor’s rookie season with the Colts in 2020.