Grading all eight picks by the Colts in the 2022 NFL Draft
Colts draft LT Bernhard Raimann at No. 77: A+
Indianapolis may have found its long-term left tackle in the third round after some thought Bernhard Raimann could’ve gone in the first. That alone makes this a phenomenal pick for Indy.
Raimann transitioned from a tight end to a tackle just two years ago and immediately adjusted well to the position. While already being good, it’s possible that he could become even better.
The fact that Indy was able to select Raimann in the third after already addressing the pass-catching positions makes him a great value pick with incredible upside.
Colts draft S Nick Cross at No. 96: A
The first defensive selection for Indy in the 2022 Draft was safety, Nick Cross, from Maryland. Cross was another good pick for Indianapolis.
The Colts lacked depth between the two safety spots and drafting Cross will help that. Cross is a really fast safety that can come downhill and tackle and also roam the secondary to defend the pass.
At this point in the Draft, the best two safeties remaining were Cross and Kerby Joseph from Illinois, who went one spot later. The players are pretty closely graded so either or would’ve been a good pick.