The Indianapolis Colts will enter the 2022 NFL Draft focused on getting better but selections by other teams could also impact Indy’s future.
As the NFL Draft approaches, the Indianapolis Colts will be concerned with filling out the rest of their roster. They have a few obvious holes that need to be addressed for the team to be complete.
While Indy’s selections will impact the team’s future the most, the Colts will also be affected by the draft choices of a few other teams. Primarily the three teams that Indy shares a division with.
Indianapolis plays the Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars twice a season. That means Indy will see a lot of whatever talented prospects these franchises draft.
Not to mention, the easiest path to the playoffs is winning the division. Depending on who these three other teams select, that could become a more difficult task for the Colts.
While Indianapolis won’t be picking on the first night of the Draft, fans can tune in to hope that certain prospects don’t fall to division rivals.
Here are 3 divisional Draft picks that would be bad for Indy.
Jaguars selecting a game-wrecker wouldn’t be good for Colts
Jacksonville has the first-overall pick in every round except the fifth. It will have its fair share of talented players to choose from throughout the weekend.
The Jaguars have unofficially been on the clock since the season ended, so they should have a pretty good idea of what they want to do with the No. 1 overall selection, even if no one else knows.
Some think it will be Aidan Hutchinson out of Michigan and others believe it’s Travon Walker from Georgia. There’s also a small chance that it’s Kayvon Thibodeaux or an offensive lineman.
All the Colts can do is hope that whoever the selection is doesn’t become an absolute game-wrecker against Indianapolis. Indy has already seen what a first-round pass rusher can do to a conference in JJ Watt.
If the Jaguars select one of these edge rushers and they pan out to be an elite pro, Indianapolis would have to experience a similar nightmare all over again.