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Colts Draft: Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman is exactly what Indy needs right now

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - OCTOBER 24: Rashod Bateman #0 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

While either drafting a quarterback with the No. 21 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft or trading up for one of the big boys was absolutely on the table for GM Chris Ballard and the Indianapolis Colts, the trade for former Philadelphia Eagles star Carson Wentz has effectively ruled that out.

Instead, drafting a wide receiver, like Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman, could be in the cards.

The COVID-19 pandemic did a number on Bateman, as he could’ve put up insane production in 2020 following Tyler Johnson’s departure to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.