Colts land a fun quarterback prospect in latest mock draft
In one of the latest expert mock drafts, the Indianapolis Colts are able to land an explosive quarterback early in the first round.
The Indianapolis Colts are on their way to a top 10 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and they deserve it. Currently sitting at 4-9-1, Indy hasn’t had the kind of season it was expected to have, so the team will have to reset in the offseason. The draft will be a big part of that reset. While the Colts have a lot of needs, the biggest is quarterback. The franchise must put a stop to the revolving door of veteran quarterbacks in Indianapolis.
The question down the stretch of the season is if the Colts will be able to wiggle themselves up the draft board so that they can have a chance at the top three quarterbacks in the draft. Most experts don’t expect Indianapolis to be able to land Bryce Young, CJ Stroud, or Will Levis, but some predict Indy will still come away with a quarterback in the top 10.
Josh Edwards of CBS Sports recently did a mock draft and that is the fate he saw for Indy. With Young, Levis, and Stroud all gone in the first four picks, Edwards predicted that Indianapolis would make Anthony Richardson the fourth quarterback taken in the top 10 of the 2023 Draft.
Colts select Anthony Richardson in mock draft
Richardson is a bit of a polarizing prospect. His combination of size, athleticism, and big arm excites a lot of people who will argue that he’s a no-brainer first-round talent. However, it’s also clear that he has a lot of developing to do and that’s why others make the case that Richardson will slide in the first round and maybe out of it. However, Edwards believes “a strong pre-draft showing” could result in Richardson going top 10 to the Colts.
If that happens, he will certainly bring a level of excitement to the quarterback position that Indianapolis hasn’t had in a while. His dual-threat ability makes him an instant threat in the NFL and Indy will have to responsibly build around that ability. Obviously, it will take him some time to develop as a complete quarterback but his ceiling is immensely high, and that’s what the Colts need at quarterback.