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Colts put focus on offense in second round of NFL Draft

The draft finally gets underway for the Indianapolis Colts Friday night.
Southern California wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. during an NCAA football game against Utah on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The draft finally gets underway for the Indianapolis Colts Friday night.

The Colts selected wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. from USC with their first pick of the draft in the second round, the 34th pick overall.

The Colts made their second pick of the draft moments later after trading up to get Cleveland's second round pick, the 41st selection overall. Indianapolis selected Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor with the pick.


In exchange for moving up, the Colts gave the Browns the 44th pick overall and the 160th overall pick, which falls in the fifth round.

The Colts were dealing again in the third round, this time moving down from their spot with the 75th overall pick in a trade with the Lions. In exchange for that pick and a sixth-round selection, the Colts picked up the Lions third-round pick (85th overall) and picks in the fifth and sixth rounds.

With the third-round selection, Indianapolis selected Utah safety Julian Blackmon.

With no first round picks in this year's NFL Draft, the Colts were quiet on Thursday as the league's virtual draft got underway.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard spent the first part of the offseason investing in defense, which is why Indy did not have a first-round pick. The Colts traded that selection to San Francisco last month for Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner.

Rounds 4-7 will take place on Saturday.