3 wide receivers Indianapolis Colts must target in 2022 NFL Draft

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - AUGUST 15: General Manager Chris Ballard of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - AUGUST 15: General Manager Chris Ballard of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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Wan'Dale Robinson, Indianapolis Colts
ATHENS, GA – OCTOBER 16: WanDale Robinson #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats, an Indianapolis Colts target (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

The Indianapolis Colts might not have a first-round draft choice due to the Carson Wentz trade, but that is not going to stop Chris Ballard and the front office from trying to find another offensive game-changer like Jonathan Taylor in the second round.

The Colts might need to spend the first pick they get on a wide receiver. With TY Hilton starting to get up there in age and the selection of Parris Campbell now officially deemed a bust, Indianapolis needs to get a viable, explosive No. 2 option opposite Michael Pittman Jr. 

The Colts will be able to lean on Taylor to make their offense go, but Ballard needs to provide Wentz with enough support around him to help make the passing game more sustainable. Winning games with 12 pass attempts like they did against New England is not sustainable.

Luckily for the Colts, this wide receiver class is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. These 3 wide receivers could come to Indianapolis with a Day 2 pick and immediately assert themselves as impact players for the next half-decade in Frank Reich’s offense.

3 wide receivers the Indianapolis Colts could draft.

833. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Kentucky. player. WR. Wan'DaleRobinson. 3

After some inconsistent playing time at Nebraska, Robinson transferred to Kentucky to play alongside Penn State transfer quarterback Will Levis. Kentucky didn’t have the most explosive passing game in the world, but Robinson was one weapon teams needed to watch when they played the Wildcats.

Robinson caught 94 passes for 1,161 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Robinson accounted for just over 44% of Kentucky’s receiving yards in 2021, showing that his ability to explode off the line of scrimmage, make people miss as a ball carrier, and run crisp routes will translate to the NFL.

Wan’Dale Robinson would give the Colts an electric playmaker.

Robinson might be available in the second or third round because of some issues with his style of play. Generously listed at 5-11 and 185 pounds, Robinson might lack the size to separate against physical corners. He has struggled with securing catches through contact at the collegiate level.

Even with those concerns, Robinson has a very similar skill set to that of Kadarius Toney, who was picked in the first round last year. If Robinson can properly fill the hole that Campbell vacated this year, he could be one of the best Day 2 picks made in this draft cycle.