People are confused about why Colts rookie Alec Pierce isn’t getting more attention
The Indianapolis Colts have a talented rookie receiver in Alec Pierce, and some think he deserves more attention from the NFL world.
In the 2022 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts used their first draft pick to select wide receiver Alec Pierce from Cincinnati. Pierce is a 6-foot-4 receiver that runs fast and jumps high and showcased incredible athleticism and explosiveness in his college film. He’s also a hard worker with a strong competitive drive and that’s why Indianapolis fell in love with him as a prospect.
Since Pierce joined the Colts, he has made several promising plays that have increased excitement about his future as an NFL receiver. However, no day was more impressive than his performance in Indy’s joint practice with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.
In that practice, Pierce dominated Detroit’s defenders in every period and looked like a receiver that is ready to thrive in the league. While he seems to be developing up to speed, some are beginning to wonder why Pierce isn’t a bigger name in NFL circles.
NFL insider, Jordan Schultz, recently tweeted, “Alec Pierce is a monster. I don’t know why he’s not getting more love. 6-3, 4.4 with a 41-inch vert. Desmond Ridder told me he’s just a ridiculously talented guy who’s always working.” Schultz also called Pierce a “home run” for the Colts and predicted an impressive first year.
Brett Kollmann, an NFL analyst who’s impressed by Pierce’s size, athleticism, and ability, also expressed a similar sentiment in a tweet of his own.
Alec Pierce is flying under the radar for Colts
While Pierce is an impressive athlete with a lot of tools, he’s also a rookie that was taken late in the second round after several receivers had already gone off the board. Although rookies are entering the league with more attention than ever, Pierce will have to earn his respect with regular season production.
Hopefully, the Colts will be getting a lot of that from him in his first season. With an unproven group of wide receivers, Indianapolis is banking on a player like Pierce stepping up and consistently contributing as a rookie. Indy needs to find a threat opposite of Michael Pittman Jr. and that’s what the team drafted Pierce for. If he can use his size and athleticism to bring some big plays to the Colts, everyone will definitely start talking about him.