Ranking 6 quarterbacks Colts could gamble on in 2022 NFL Draft
Matt Corral slides into the second round
Matt Corral has been falling in the rankings at quarterback. A few months ago, he was seen as the top prospect coming out of college alongside Malik Willis. Then, he had an ankle injury in his bowl game, which derailed things a little bit.
Corral didn’t participate at the NFL Combine, but doctors believe he will be ready to go for any NFL team that takes a chance on him.
Seen as a leader at Ole Miss, he has the ability to be a franchise leader in the NFL.
Currently, Corral has fallen to an early to mid-second-round pick. This is perfect for the Colts considering they have the 42nd pick and he could be available around that time.
The Colts haven’t met with Corral during the draft process, so the chances of him being drafted are depleting by the day.
Colts plan for the future in the seventh round
The man, the myth, the legend. EJ Perry out of Brown will be around for a while in the draft. Currently, he has been projected as either a seventh-round pick or undrafted altogether.
Perry ranks high on the list because he has the motor and IQ to be an NFL quarterback. He might not be a star in the league, but he certainly will be able to compete and make plays.
The largest reason teams should consider Perry is because he can be found late in the draft. This will allow teams like the Colts to draft other positional needs and focus on a quarterback later while they still have Matt Ryan for now.
Perry sitting behind an MVP like Ryan will help improve his game for the future. Drafting EJ will be a genius move by Ballard. I’m not saying that he could be the next Tom Brady, but Brady was selected in the later rounds (199 overall) and he turned out alright.