With the sixth pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select:
Saquon Barkley; Running Back from Pennsylvania State University.
Now Colts fans, I do understand that Quenton Nelson is just screaming to be the pick here.. and I mean screaming. However, let us go back as to what made the Indianapolis Colts one of the greatest offensive dynasties of the 2000s. Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison/Reggie Wayne and Edgerian James were arguably the top trio of the decade. Defenses generally fell to their knees in wake of their immense power. Seeing this, new GM Chris Ballard seeks this opportunity to right the ship for not just Andrew Luck but for the Colts as a whole in Barkley. Realistically, there really is not much that Barkley can do. What I would love for him to do though is stop having a phenomenon known as “Barry Sanders Syndrome” where he attempts to make something from an already defeated down. Another issue I have with him is his power.. or lack of as I do not see engage on contact like I did with Ezekiel Elliot or even Derrius Guice this year. Despite these quibbles, Ballard gets his ‘back and Andrew Luck gets a breather after being pounded for so long as Barkley will take most of the beating but also being a reliable pass protector and a rock solid receiving option.