Who the Indianapolis Colts were shocked by the New York Giants who died in the NFL draft
The New York Giants selected wide receiver Kadarius Toney with the No.20 pick in the NFL Draft last weekend, after reclaiming eight spots in a deal with the Chicago Bears, but he was not the player some teams thought GM Dave Gettleman was aiming for.
Moments after the Giants picked Toney, the Indianapolis Colts handed in their draft card with the name of Michigan’s top player Kwity Paye. And were amazed to have it.
“I thought the Giants were going to pick him right before us,” said Chad Henry, Colts Midwestern scout, in a video posted by the Colts. “I was literally almost thrown open with my mouth open, I was so excited about it.”
In the video, which you can watch below, the Colts War Room was overjoyed to see Toney leave the set for the New York Giants, allowing Paye to fall into their knees at No.21.
Obviously, the New York Giants appreciated the addition of another weapon to quarterback Daniel Jones’ arsenal in the first round, and were content to tackle the leading position in the subsequent rounds – as Gettleman did when coming back to select Azeez Ojulari in the second round.
Paye, 6-foot-2, 261 pounds, was one of the highest-ranked players at his job in this year’s class and finished last season with 16 total tackles, two sacks and four tackles for a loss. He will likely emerge as a starter alongside the Indianapolis Colts’ top seven in September.
You can watch the video of the Colts’ war room reacting to Paye’s slide towards them, below: