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Indianapolis – We are officially less than 10 days away from the NFL Draft in Las Vegas. The Colts have a notable need at a multitude of offensive positions. As any Ride With JMV listener knows, JMV has been beating on the drum for the Colts to draft a wide receiver.

Some receivers that have been mocked to the Colts (not just in the second round):

  • Jahan Dotson, Penn State (R-Sr. 5’1” 178 pounds)
  • George Pickens, Georgia (Jr. 6’3” 195 pounds)
  • Skyy Moore, Western Michigan (Jr. 5’10” 195 pounds)
  • Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama (R-Sr. 6’1” 194 pounds)
  • David Bell, Purdue (Jr. 6’1” 212 pounds)

Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline joined The Ride With JMV on Tuesday and broke down whether or not David Bell could translate from college to the NFL.

“I think it’s going to be a difficult transition. I think he’s a good college receiver that is not very fast, not very quick, I do think there is something to say for the fact that opponents knew the ball was going to him and couldn’t stop him. I think when you’re running in the 4.6’s and you don’t have a very extensive route tree, it doesn’t mean you won’t be a good NFL player, it just means that you won’t be a big priority or a hot commodity come draft day. I think David Bell is going to do it the hard way, especially when you look at this year’s draft.”

Other receivers that JMV and Pauline discussed during their conversation were Pickens, Tolbert, and Moore. The two also discussed the possibility of the Colts drafting a tight end with their second round pick along with some under the radar players in the draft class. Listen to the podcast below for all the answers!