The Indianapolis Colts selected Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson with the 6th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
As expected, it didn’t take long for Quenton Nelson to hear his named called at the 2018 NFL Draft. The Indianapolis Colts took Nelson with the 6th overall pick on Thursday night.
He’ll immediately ascend to the top of the Colts depth chart at guard.
Nelson fits in perfectly to a young team like the Colts who are in the midst of a rebuild. He immediately upgrades the line as a whole and should become one of the better guards in the league relatively early in his career.
In addition to quarterback Andrew Luck, starting running back Marlon Mack must be over the moon with Indy’s selection of Nelson. The talented back can now look forward to having a rare-talent and road grader opening holes for him in the foreseeable future. Mack ran for 358 yards at 3.8 yards per carry in 2017. One has to think that the addition of Nelson should only help improve those numbers.
Head coach Frank Reich, the Colts front office and all of the Indianapolis fans should be pinching themselves, having gotten one of the consensus Top 3 players in the draft with the 6th overall pick. Nelson gives the franchise a key piece toward building what Colts fans hope eventually is a dynasty.
ESPN had Quenton Nelson as the No. 2 overall player available in the entire draft, behind only Penn State running back Saquon Barkley — taken by the New York Giants with the 2nd overall pick.