What is the biggest Draft mistake by the Colts in the last decade?

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces a pick by the Indianapolis Colts
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces a pick by the Indianapolis Colts /

The Indianapolis Colts and the rest of the NFL are approaching the 2022 NFL Draft but is there a previous selection they wish they could re-do?

The 2022 NFL Draft is almost here. Teams like the Indianapolis Colts have been meeting with countless prospects to finalize their draft board as the big weekend arrives.

During that weekend, emotions are high and everyone typically leaves the Draft feeling excited about the future. However, that excitement doesn’t always last as some players struggle to meet expectations.

Typically, the Colts have excelled in the NFL Draft. Between free agency and the Draft, the Draft has definitely been the strength of the Chris Ballard era in Indianapolis.

However, not every pick has been a success and there are certainly some selections Indy wishes it had back. What pick would Indy like to re-do the most?

According to Gary Davenport from Bleacher Report, the biggest Draft do-over the Colts could make in the last 10 years is in the 2015 Draft, when Indy selected Phillip Dorsett. Instead of Dorsett, Indy selects Tyler Lockett.

Colts’ top do-over would be Tyler Lockett over Phillip Dorsett

Dorsett was drafted 29th overall by Indianapolis in the 2015 Draft— the Ryan Grigson era. Dorsett was a 4.33 receiver out of the University of Miami that was expected to be a nice addition to an NFL offense.

Unfortunately, Dorsett hasn’t established himself as a top receiver in the league and didn’t stick around long in Indianapolis. He played two seasons with the Colts before being traded to the New England Patriots for Jacoby Brissett.

In those two seasons, Dorsett played in 26 games and caught 51 passes for 753 yards for three touchdowns. His 528 receiving yards in his second year is still his career-high as he’s bounced around offering production to different teams.

Lockett, on the other hand, has played his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks after they selected him in the third round. He made an All-Pro team each of his first three seasons and has more than 500 receiving yards each year of his career.

It’s safe to say that plenty of teams, not just the Colts, would select Lockett if they had another chance. But is this the selection Indy would want to re-do most?

Dorsett was a solid receiver in Indianapolis, even if it was for a short time. He also helped bring Brissett to Indy, who started 30 games for the Colts and helped the team get through a dark time.

Additionally, there are many other selections Indianapolis probably wishes it had back. Like at least one of the picks in the second round of the 2019 Draft, where the Colts passed up on some insanely talented receivers.

However, Indy can’t rewind time, so the team must focus on making the right selections in the upcoming draft.