In PFF’s latest mock draft, the Indianapolis Colts are able to fill some of their biggest needs in the first three rounds.
The free agency frenzy has taken over the NFL world but the 2022 Draft is quickly approaching. The Indianapolis Colts don’t have any day-one picks, but they are still set up to have a good draft.
Indy has a second-round pick and two third-round picks and will need to make great selections after not aggressively attacking free agency.
With a solid roster already in place in Indianapolis, the Colts will head to the draft with a plan to address a select few positions. If lucky, Indy will be able to find these answers in its first few selections.
That is the way PFF sees things playing out for the Colts in their latest three-round mock draft. PFF has Indy selecting quarterback Desmond Ridder in the second round and cornerback Tariq Woolen and offensive tackle Sean Rhyan in the third round.
Colts fill needs early in latest mock draft
Ridder, the quarterback out of Cincinnati, led the Bearcats to the College Football Playoff last season. The 6-foot-4 quarterback had a productive four years in college, throwing for over 10,000 yards and 87 touchdowns to 28 interceptions.
Ridder also offers athleticism from the quarterback position, rushing for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns at Cincinnati.
To protect Ridder, PFF predicts the Colts will look to UCLA tackle Sean Rhyan. Rhyan is a 6-foot-5 lineman that can play at tackle and guard.
Before selecting Rhyan, Indy will use its first third-round pick on defensive back, Tariq Woolen. Woolen is a 6-foot-4 corner from UTSA and can help Indianapolis replace Rock Ya-Sin.
It’s interesting to note, in this mock draft by PFF, when the Colts used their second third-round selection on Rhyan at tackle, both John Metchie and David Bell were still available.
PFF sees Metchie going one spot after Indy’s third selection to the Philadelphia Eagles and David Bell falling to the Arizona Cardinals four selections later.
While Indianapolis does need help at left tackle, it’ll be shocking to see the team pass on talented receivers like Metchie and Bell considering how much help they need at receiver as well.