Colts Safety Deemed Trade Fit for NFC Contender

The Colts are safely rated as a match for NFC opponents
The Indianapolis Colts are 3-4 this season amid a rebuilding year.. They likely won’t become buyers before the October 31 trade deadline.. However, they could move a player or two without significantly affecting their talent level..
Safety Julian Blackmon is a name that is gaining momentum as we approach the deadline.. Earlier this week, ESPN named Blackmon as a potential trade target, and now NFL.com’s Kevin Patra is doubling down by naming the Detroit Lions as a perfect fit.. “If the Colts are looking to get 2022 third-rounder Nick Cross on the field, they could make it easier by getting rid of Blackmon, who is in the final year of his rookie contract,” Patra wrote.. that”.. on NFL.com..
“The Lions’ secondary is not in good shape and could use some help.. Blackmon is a versatile defender who could help Detroit with its injury issues.. Former third-round pick sat out his first three seasons as a free safety before moving to strong safety this offseason..

” Blackmon also played 103 snaps at slot corner for Indianapolis in this season and has a passer rating of 62..3, which is 12th among safeties, per PFF.. ”
Blackmon is ranked as the No.. 11 safety in the NFL according to PFF with an overall grade of 77..0.. Cross has seen just 10 defensive snaps this season.. The Lions are currently the No.. 2 seed in the NFC and should be ready to part with future draft picks to solidify their contender status..
Blackmon just turned 25 and will be available for a relatively cheap second contract even though his rookie contract is about to expire.. He may be considered a pillar of the Colts’ future, but if considered replaceable, he won’t be short of suitors..

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