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Indianapolis Colts 2024 Mock Draft

In Anthony Richardson’s inaugural year as QB1, Indianapolis Colts fans were pretty overjoyed…until they weren’t. Richardson suffered a shoulder injury on October 8th which prompted Gardner Minshew (now with the Raiders) to step in and take care of business.

Among other games that ended early from injuries, the importance of a solid backup was magnified in Indy. Cue Joe Flacco! The reigning Comeback Player of the Year was signed in March for what I would assume is peace of mind. Let’s go through a draft that could address some needs and get them into the playoffs in the 2024 season.

Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft

1-15: Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Some holes remain in Indy’s secondary and there isn’t a solid CB1. A lot of mocks have Brock Bowers in this first spot and I just think the defense needs a little more attention at pick 15. Arnold has the physicality and aggression to be the first CB off the board. He is a complete corner who will be a game-changer for Shane Steichen.

2-46: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina

This 6’3 223lb tank ran a 4.3 40! Legette would elevate this offense alongside Michael Pittman Jr. who they were able to retain. The explosive nature of the strong hands has to tempt Ballard to make this move at pick 46.

3-82: Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

A one-two punch of two former Badgers would make this fanbase feral. Allen is a force who does not shy from contact, much like his would-be counterpart Jonathan Taylor. If he sticks around until the mid-third, I’d be all over this! Did I mention he is only 20 years old?

4-117: Zak Zinter, OL, Michigan

Zinter could shore up the RG position as his draft stock tanked a bit due to injury, but based on his tape and falling to round four, Richardson and his offensive crew would benefit from his presence.

5-151: Jaylon Carlies, S, Missouri

Since Indy did not dip into the deep safety market in free agency, I love this fit in round five! Carlies has proven to be a physical tackler with the elite RAS to boot.
6-191: James Williams, LB, Miami                                                                                              

Williams should fit nicely in Gus Bradley’s scheme as far as length and tackling goes. His ball skills should elicit interest, especially by round six. He will enter the league as a pass coverage linebacker with the right physical tools to make the move from safety.

7-234: Brevyn Spann-Ford, TE, Minnesota

As Chris Ballard’s final selection, Spann-Ford’s strong, big build might pique some interest. He is mostly a red zone threat which bodes well for the Colts as they ranked 23rd in RZ scoring for 2023. Whether coming in to score near the goal line or developing for the future of this younger team, why not add to Richardson’s arsenal?

Indy gang, how ya feeling with this one? Who do you think the Colts are taking in the first round? Let us know @DraftCountdown on X!

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