‘With the 21st pick, in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select…’ This is The Game Day’s Indianapolis Colts 2021 NFL Draft Bet Picks, Predictions, and Prop Bets. All betting info provided by BetMGM.
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After an impressive 11-5 campaign with less-than-ideal quarterback play during the final year of Phillip Rivers, the Colts traded for Carson Wentz and his massive contract.
With Wentz in place and a competent supporting cast already built, the Indianapolis Colts could actually look to remain in “win now" mode in the AFC, as long as their quarterback play holds up.
Here are a few potentially profitable 2021 NFL Draft bets to place regarding the Colts.
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Position of Indianapolis Colts First Drafted Player: Offense Lineman (+110)
After a 10-year career with Indianapolis, left tackle Anthony Castonzo decided to retire from football this offseason. With plus odds still being the betting favorite, the safe option would be wagering on GM Chris Ballard to draft Castonzo’s replacement in the first round.
Last season, the NFL universe watched Philadelphia’s failures as they were unable to keep Wentz upright. Investing a first-round pick on a lineman in attempt to turn Wentz’s career around would be the smart move.
While high-profile linemen like Penei Sewell, Alijah Vera-Tucker and Rashawn Slater will be off the board, the 21st pick is a prime position for prospects like Texas’s Samuel Cosmi or Oklahoma’s Teven Jenkins to come off the board.
Position of Indianapolis Colts First Drafted Player: Wide Reciever (+600)
If you are looking for some enticing yet realistic odds, the Colts drafting a wide receiver at No. 21 is probably more likely than a defensive lineman (+350) or cornerback (+500).
T.Y. Hilton returned to the Colts on a one-year contract. He will be a free agent in 2022. Last season, the Colts invested a second-round pick into Michael Pittman Jr., and they already employ Zach Paschal. None of those names jump off the page anymore.
If the smaller-than-anticipated measurements on Alabama’s Heisman winner DeVonta Smith cause a slip, the Colts would be in play. More likely, this is the perfect region for Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman, who would arguably instantly become the WR1 on Indy’s depth chart.
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