Colts 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Indy makes moves in free agency
Colts keep throwing darts in hopes of nailing the bullseye
Another EDGE rusher is off the board in the fifth round of this year’s draft for Indianapolis. Why? Ballard has been committed to finding at least one star and why not buy in bulk?
Isaiah Thomas was a brute force that can be lined up inside or outside and make a difference. Often, he lines up by himself on the EDGE and goes one-on-one with the right tackle. This could be very useful as a LEO position in Bradley’s new defense.
Thomas could make a difference on this Colts defensive line that has struggled to get pressure on the quarterback. If the Colts could just get to the quarterback one or two seconds earlier, this defense is going to excel in the turnover battle even more than 2021.
After drafting Thomas, this now gives Indy four EDGE rushers that are either a rookie or in their second season that can shape the future of the Colts D-Line. This makes it easier to cut dead weight that we’ve been waiting to prove themselves since being drafted.
I get it, another running back when the Colts have the best back in the league with Jonathan Taylor. What did we learn from the 2021 Tenessee Titans, though? It takes a freak accident to no longer have the guy.
With just Nyheim Hines and Deon Jackson in the backfield, the Colts can get a low-cost, productive depth piece. It’s likely he won’t make the final roster, but weirder things have happened.
Georgia has produced some really good running backs in the past, and even White could make a difference in a limited role.