2 mid-round QBs Colts could target in 2022 NFL Draft
By Brad Marr
Colts could target Bailey Zappe
I’ve bet you’ve never heard of Houston Baptist University. That makes this under-the-radar quarterback that much more intriguing. From Husky to Western Kentucky Hilltopper in 2021, another transfer lifted his stock by continued success in bigger opportunities.
Bailey Zappe, 6-foot-1, 213 pounds, has an incredible ability to make throws from any throwing angle. That gives him huge potential for big plays downfield, and that’s exactly what Western Kentucky got from this small-town Texas product.
He ZAPPED defenses this previous season by throwing a ridiculous 62 touchdowns on top of 5,967 Yards with 69% completion and only 11 interceptions for the Hilltoppers.
His final game was a 59-38 win against Appalachian State, where Zappe threw six touchdowns, 422 yards, and completed 70.2% of his passes.
This kid can ball.
Granted, he’s not quite the strongest arm quarterback, but he’s not afraid to take the top off a defense. However, that’s not where his game shines.
I won’t make any super crazy comparisons to future Hall of Fame quarterback, Drew Brees, but the consistent accuracy is extremely similar.
His mobility comes to note and he is slightly better at moving around in the pocket than Coan, but again do not classify this guy as a runner by any means. His movement is more fluent, with the ability to squeeze out of sacks, similar to Carson Wentz, to extend plays.
Zappe is a 2022 Combine invitee, who could be available in the mid-rounds of the NFL Draft, based on how he performs in Indy at the Combine.
If Chris Ballard and the Indianapolis Colts do decide to take a shot at a QB in this draft, these two guys are by far the biggest late-round standouts. They both are high-ceiling prospects.