NFL Combine invitees that could be available for Colts in second round
By Brad Marr
The 2022 NFL Scouting Combine invitations have been sent. A look at some players who’ll be visiting the Indianapolis Colts facilities.
On Wednesday, just days after the Reese’s Senior Bowl, the NFL released the names of 324 potential Combine participants. After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, the Scouting Combine returns home to Indianapolis, which has been the host of the rigorous testing since 1987.
Always perfect for the Indianapolis Colts and Chris Ballard’s scouting team, who are looking to capitalize in this draft more than ever. This “Home Field Advantage” should be ideal in finding the next great pieces to build a Super Bowl caliber team.
As of now, the Colts have six draft picks in 2022. That number is subject to change depending on the results of the official order and compensatory picks Indianapolis is looking to gain.
2022 will be the third time in the last 4 seasons the Colts will not have a first-round pick (barring a trade).
There is still lots of time before the draft begins and Indy isn’t known for being actively aggressive in free agency, so they will need some quality scouting to have a great draft.
The biggest positional upgrades circled on the roster are at wide receiver, offensive tackle, defensive line, defensive back, and tight end.
Here are some of the top prospects invited to the combine at those positions, that should be available in the second round for the Colts first pick.
David Bell, Purdue
Jahan Dotson, Penn State
John Metchie, Alabama
George Pickens, Georgia
Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky
Justyn Ross, Clemson
Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin
Trey McBride, Colorado State
Cade Otton, Washington
Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State
Cole Turner, Nevada
Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M
Daniel Faalele, Minnesota
Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa
Nick Petit-Frere, Ohio State
Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan
Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State
Jermaine Johnson II, Florida Sate
DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
Boye Mafe, Minnesota
David Ojabo, Michigan
Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
Cameron Thomas, San Diego State
Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
Lewis Cine, Georgia
Bryan Cook, Cincinnati
Kaiir Elam, Florida
Jalen Pitre, Baylor
There will be a ton of more prospects present at the combine that could either slip to the Colts are be available in the later rounds.
These are just the players that will arrive to Indianapolis for the combine that are expected to be selected somewhere around Indy’s first pick, No. 47 overall.