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Reactions to Kwity Paye going No. 21 overall to the Colts

Kwity Paye’s epic story continues.

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The first Michigan Wolverines is off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft as defensive end Kwity Paye was taken No. 21 overall to the Indianapolis Colts. The draft spot seemed pretty fair for where he was projected to be taken, and Paye will fill a need for a contender in the AFC right off the bat.

With all the hoopla of Draft Day coursing through every fan's veins, let’s take a look at how some former teammates, fans, and media outlets reacted to the selection.

First off is a touching moment between Paye and his mother as he told her on a post selection interview on ESPN that she wouldn’t have to work another day in her life:

The Indianapolis Colts officially welcomed their first selection of 2021 on Twitter:

The Wolverines were ecstatic after getting their first selection in the 2021 NFL Draft:

Former teammate at Michigan and New England Patriots’ EDGE rusher Josh Uche joined the celebration:

Our buddy Sam Webb gave his praise to Paye and had a forward-looking message for the prospect:

The Big Ten Network gave their thoughts on the fit for the Colts:

Zach Shaw from 247sports joined the discourse and brought up an interesting stat in the process:

What would you do after getting drafted? Well, Kwity Paye wanted to take some names and challenged fans to a game of Madden:

Former Colt himself Pat McAfee shared his thoughts on his stream of the Colts’ pick and takes a shot at Michigan in the process:

Another former Colt, Darrius Bulter, gave some praise for the franchise filling a need:

Colt’s writer Zak Keefer shared what he heard from the Colts’ war room after the pick:

Keefer also shared Colts’ GM Chris Ballard’s thoughts on the pick:

As a Michigan fan, you have to like what everyone is saying about this pick. The Colts fill a need, and Kwity Paye will have a chance to earn a starting gig and potentially tear it up in his rookie season with one of the better teams in the NFL. Best of luck to the Michigan product going forward!