3 Colts veterans who’ll benefit from Indy’s 2022 draft
The Indianapolis Colts selected eight players in the Draft, and though they’re rookies, they’ll be making life easier for some of their teammates.
The NFL Draft is all about young players whose dreams become a reality. In April, the Indianapolis Colts made eight players’ dreams come true by selecting them.
While the new additions are the focus, there’s always more to the story and many more people impacted. We recently discussed veterans for the Colts whose jobs may be at risk following the Draft, but adding new players isn’t always bad for veterans.
A lot of the veterans in Indianapolis can benefit from the many new pieces. If all of the rookies deliver, the entire team will benefit because the squad will be more competitive.
While that’s the hope, there are a few players that will benefit directly from playing with Indy’s recent draft picks. Let’s take a look at 3 Colts veterans that will benefit the most from Indy’s 2022 Draft.
Matt Ryan will benefit from Colts’ draft
Matt Ryan is a new addition himself, but Indianapolis made sure to properly surround him in his first season with the team. Many questioned who Ryan would throw to and Indy answered that question at the beginning of its Draft.
With the team’s first pick, Indianapolis selected wide receiver Alec Pierce from Cincinnati. Pierce is a big receiver that has the ability to go up and get the ball. He’s already been impressing in his short time with the Colts.
After Pierce, Indy drafted tight end, Jelani Woods. Another large, athletic receiving threat that should be a big target for Ryan to throw to. He was one of two tight ends drafted by Indy, with the second being Andrew Ogletree in the sixth round.
Indianapolis also drafted Bernhard Raimann, a left tackle that will compete to start as a rookie and possibly become Indy’s franchise left tackle.
Between these four guys, Indy provided Ryan with protection and weapons, two things every quarterback needs if he’s going to be successful. Matt Ryan had to be happy with the outcome of Indy’s draft.