Prospects at the NFL Combine that could be future Colts
By Brad Marr
Playmakers Colts should watch
Indy has a major need at wide receiver. In 2021 the Colts ranked 26th in passing offense mostly due to the lack of explosiveness outside of Michael Pittman Jr. Zach Pascal and T.Y. Hilton are both on the verge of finding new teams after failing to become prominent options in the passing game.
Adapting the offense into a more dynamic, vertical threat would lean to a more well-rounded approach. Opening up the passing game to thrive off the NFL’s best rushing attack with Jonathan Taylor puts this team over the top offensively.
Whether Chris Ballard attacks this need in free agency or the draft, makes this more of a when than an if caliber predicament. Why not both?
Players like Treylon Burks, Chris Olave, Jameson Williams, and Garrett Wilson have all been projected as first-round selections in multiple mock drafts and may be out of the Colts’ reach. However, there is still a deep amount of talent in the class that would be great additions to the offense.
What receivers could fall to Indy?
The Colts have already met with a number of prospects this week. David Bell has been one of those that have become more frequent by the day.
Calvin Austin from Memphis has been linked to Indianapolis and provides a skill set similar to what Nyheim Hines brings to the offense.
George Pickens out of Georgia offers versatility from the slot as well as the outside. His presence on the field is that of a true No. 1 NFL wide receiver and he has the ability to back it up.
Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore is a player who has drawn comparisons to Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson and would be an excellent complement to the skill set of Michael Pittman Jr.