Colts projected Draft big board based off pre-draft activity
The Indianapolis Colts have gotten familiar with a lot of prospects ahead of the Draft and these are names that are on Indy’s radar.
The 2022 NFL Draft is just a few days away. The party gets started on Thursday, April 28, but the Indianapolis Colts aren’t scheduled to arrive until Friday.
That is when the second round starts, where Indy’s first pick is scheduled for No. 42 overall. With that pick, most expect the Colts to select a receiver.
However, Indianapolis hasn’t really made its direction clear and it’s hard to predict since Indy’s first pick is so late and it’s a few positions that need to be addressed.
The Colts did meet with a ton of prospects leading up to the Draft and it’s likely those are the players Indy is zeroing in on as the weekend approaches.
To get an idea of what players may soon be coming to Indianapolis, we gathered a list of all the prospects that Indy met with in some capacity leading up to the Draft.
These meetings could’ve been private workouts, top-30 visits, Combine meetings, virtual calls, etc. There are also some players that the Colts have not had an official meeting with but they are no-brainer prospects.
All the players combined are probably what Indy’s Draft big board looks like for this week, so here’s a look.
Colts didn’t meet with many running backs or linemen
There was no reporting of Indianapolis meeting with any running backs, which makes sense because Indy already has the best running back in the NFL. They also have Nyheim Hines, who needs to be involved more, so Indy is unlikely to select a running back.
The Colts will, however, probably draft a lineman at some point but they didn’t meet with many. The only documented visit was with UConn tackle, Ryan Van Demark.
Indy has been linked to obvious talents like Bernhard Raimann and Trevor Penning, so don’t be shocked if one of those names is called by Indianapolis.