9. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
This may seem a little low for Jalen Hurts, but for the Colts, it’s about right. Hurts found a lot of success at Alabama, posting a 24-2 record in his first two season before Tua Tagovailoa took over. He then transferred to Oklahoma for his final season, and took the Sooners to the College Football Playoff.
Hurts has the scouting community divided. His leadership skills are excellent and make him a must add to any quarterback room, but it’s tough to say whether or not he has starting potential. He makes smart throws in the short area and flashes deep accuracy at times, but his elongated motion and slower processing deeper down the field are notable question marks.
10. Cole McDonald, Hawai’i
Cole McDonald takes the final spot on the Colts quarterback big board. In his final season with Hawai’i, McDonald threw for 4,135 yards and 33 touchdowns. He has a rocket arm and there are some wow throws that show up on tape, some of which make you jump out of your seat.
The issue with McDonald is his progressions and reading the field. He had some real bad interceptions on tape that show that more work is needed before he can become a starter. However, his talent is worth a mid round selection for the Colts to develop.
Hurts and McDonald are both round four considerations for the Colts.