Despite new additions, Colts weapons are still ranked towards the bottom of the league

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 27: Running back Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates with wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. #11 (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 27: Running back Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates with wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. #11 (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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The Indianapolis Colts added multiple weapons in the NFL Draft but experts still believe Indy has one of the weaker sets of weapons in the league.

In the 2022 NFL Draft, the first two picks for the Indianapolis Colts were both pass catchers. Indy selected wide receiver Alec Pierce, then drafted tight end, Jelani Woods.

This was the Colts’ response to an underwhelming passing game. Indianapolis knew it needed to improve its weaponry so that was the focus of the Draft.

Were the selections enough? In total, Indy added three pass catchers: Pierce, Woods, and Andrew Ogletree. Can those three and the group returning to Indy create a more productive passing attack?

We’ll have to wait until the season to find out for sure. However, on paper, there’s still a belief that the Colts have one of the weaker groups of weapons in the league.

Sayre Bedinger, from NFL Spin Zone, ranked the supporting casts for every starting quarterback in the NFL. For Matt Ryan and the Colts, Bedinger ranked Indy at No. 21.

There’s still concern about the Colts’ weapons

The reasoning for the ranking is essentially because a lot of the players are unproven. Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman Jr. have proven production and Nyhiem Hines is also someone that is effective when used.

However, a lot of Bedinger’s discussions about the other players centered around their promise. Pierce and Woods are rookies that haven’t taken a snap yet, Mo Alie-Cox hasn’t established himself as a dominant threat, and Parris Campbell has struggled to stay healthy.

With the way teams in the NFL are loading up on elite pass-catching talents it makes sense that the Colts aren’t that high. However, Indy has the opportunity to change that this season.

The beauty of being unproven is that you can surprise a lot of people. There’s a chance that Pierce and Woods could have big rookie seasons.

It’s also possible that Parris Campbell stays healthy and finally has a breakout year. There are plenty of possibilities ahead for the Colts. Ultimately, it will be the end-of-season rankings that matter.