In a bit of a surprise, the Colts ended up staying at #6 overall and taking Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson. The pick was widely praised by the national media, as some draft boards had Nelson as high as #1 on their best players list.
Here was my take (which is the absolute, most important one of all... amirite?)
Nelson is probably the right pick. Not great value for a guard (🤷♂️), but that position has been a disaster for them forever, and he's unanimously regarded as an outstanding prospect.— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) April 27, 2018
Here are some of the other reactions from last night:
Here's what former NFL GM and NFL Network analyst @CharleyCasserly said about Quenton Nelson: "He's the best offensive lineman to enter the draft since 2000."— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) April 27, 2018
Prediction: Quenton Nelson will be a 10-time Pro Bowler.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) April 27, 2018
The best player in the draft is Quenton Nelson. What a steal for IND.— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) April 27, 2018
The praise wasn't unanimous, though. Some skewered the Colts for using an elite-level pick on an interior offensive lineman - which rarely happens:
I love that the newcomers don’t understand my reaction. My torching this team for drafting a guard was as predictable as them drafting a guard. He may be incredible. Hope he is. He could be perfect and it wouldn’t matter enough. It’s about value and what wins.— Nate Dunlevy (@NateDunlevy) April 27, 2018
Regardless, the Colts need talent and Nelson was regarded one of the top talents in the draft. Normally, I'd be concerned about position, but for a team with such a talent deficiency, I'm fine with a guy who most regard as a tremendous prospect.