Colts snag Kwity Paye with 21st overall pick

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The Colts came into the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft with needs at left tackle and in their pass rush.

They wound up trying to address the defensive need with the 21st pick in the first round. The Colts selected former Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye.

Paye spent four years in Ann Arbor with the Wolverines and played all over the defensive front for Jim Harbaugh’s team. He had 97 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, and a forced fumble during 28 collegiate games.

While Michigan moved Paye around, the Colts may look to use Paye on the edge more often with Denico Autry in Tennessee and Justin Houston still unsigned. The team left the door open for Houston to return earlier this month, but Paye’s arrival could change that equation.

3 responses to “Colts snag Kwity Paye with 21st overall pick

  1. If Kwity comes close to the potential he has, the Colts are going to have a great defensive line with Deforest mauling people in the middle opening up lanes for the guys on the outside.

  2. “Coach Reich, It’s Carson on line 1.”

    “What’s he want?”

    “He says he’s ‘dialed in’ and he wants to give you some advice on which players you should pick in the next few rounds…”.

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