Indianapolis Colts address DE need, select Michigan's Kwity Paye in first round of NFL Draft
Kwity Paye won’t have to travel too far away from Ann Arbor to begin his NFL career.
Thursday night, the former Michigan defensive end was selected with the No. 21 overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He fills a big need for the franchise, as edge rusher was one of the big voids the team was looking to fill.
Paye was taken No. 21 overall and was the fourth B1G player off the board.
In four seasons at Michigan, Paye totaled 97 tackles with 23.5 for loss and 11.5 sacks. He emerged as one of the top defensive ends in this year’s draft class during the college football season and during the draft process. Paye was the first B1G defensive lineman taken.
After the 2019 season, Paye could’ve declared for the NFL Draft but opted to return to Ann Arbor for one more season. That decision may have been what catapulted him into the first-round status.