Colts 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Indy adds offensive weapons

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Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson scores a touchdown after catching a pass. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Mock draft for each of the Indianapolis Colts picks in the 2022 NFL draft.

With the start of February, the NFL world is one month closer to the NFL Draft. This year, the 2022 NFL Draft will take place April 28-30, in Las Vegas.

Leading up to the draft, there will be several events where fans can watch their favorite prospects and debate which young player would be the best for their respective franchise.

The Indianapolis Colts will have a different experience this draft season, as the team doesn’t have a first-round pick, due to the Carson Wentz trade.

Unless Indy trades into the first round, the Colts’ first selection will come on Day 2. However, there are plenty of good selections that should be available for Indianapolis.

As of now, Indy is projected to have eight total picks in the NFL draft. With a number of needs, Indianapolis is in position to find some young players that could contribute on day one.

Using the mock draft simulator at Pro Football Network, we were able to make all eight selections for the Colts with a rough idea of what players would still be available when Indy gets on the clock.

Below is a 7-round 2022 mock draft for Indianapolis.

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Jahan Dotson
WR Penn State

Colts draft WR Jahan Dotson in the second round

With Indy’s first selection, the team grabs wide receiver Jahan Dotson out of Penn State.

Most Indianapolis fans are probably hoping David Bell falls to the Colts, but in this simulation, Bell was selected four spots earlier by the Atlanta Falcons.

However, Indy would also be lucky to get a receiver like Dotson. In his senior season at Penn State, Dotson caught 91 passes for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns.

His college career average per catch was 15.1 yards and he’s shown that he has a knack for big plays.

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Indianapolis desperately needs another receiver across from Michael Pittman Jr. and Dotson can provide that. He’s an excellent route runner with breakaway speed and has shown the ability to go up and get passes as well.

He will have to answer questions about his size at just 5-foot-11 and 184 pounds, but today’s NFL has shown us that skill trumps size, and Dotson has plenty of skill.

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