It was clear that wide receiver was a need for the Indianapolis Colts entering the 2020 NFL Draft, and general manager Chris Ballard clearly also believed the notion. Ballard didn’t waste time addressing the position, selecting USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. with the 34th overall pick and the Colts first one in 2020.
Pittman Jr. fit the Indianapolis Colts and Ballard’s standards for a lot of reasons. First, he tested well athletically, running in the 4.5s and posting good agility drills for his size. Pittman Jr. was also a team captain and went to Mobile for the Senior Bowl, two things Ballard and his staff like to see.