Now that we have discussed all of the possible free agent quarterbacks, it’s time to talk about their possibilities through the draft.
We went through all of the QB possibilities through free agency, at least the ones that make sense. Now it’s time to look at the draft. The draft was always the more logical way that the Colts would get a quarterback anyway, if they are indeed looking for one.
The first quarterback we will look at is Oregon’s Justin Herbert. Herbert has had a great career and is projected to be a first round pick. The problem is, after Joe Burrow no one knows what order the quarterbacks will go in the draft. There are a number of possibilities out there.
Herbert is coming off a year where he threw for 3,471 yards to go along with 32 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He seems to be a very smart kid and hasn’t any off the field problems. He also has a very strong arm, so he is a very intriguing quarterback prospect.
The main knock coming into his senior year was the lack of accuracy for Herbert. He only completed 59.4% of his passes. He improved that dramatically this season, completing 66.8%. That accuracy will help his draft stock, as will a stone showing at the Senior Bowl.
If he falls to 13, the Colts have to seriously take a look at him. He has the skills and the size to be a great quarterback at the next level. He can move the pocket if he needs to as well and throws well on the run. Herbert would be going to a roster that is well put together around him as well.
Colts fans should be very happy if Herbert does fall to 13 and the team decides to draft him. He has a lot of potential and can be a centerpiece to build around for years to come.