Reese’s Senior Bowl players that could be key pieces for the Colts

Brad Marr
Jan 31, 2023; Mobile, AL, USA; National quarterback Jaren Hall of Brigham Young (3) practices during the first day of Senior Bowl week at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 31, 2023; Mobile, AL, USA; National quarterback Jaren Hall of Brigham Young (3) practices during the first day of Senior Bowl week at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 1, 2023; Mobile, AL, USA; Injured American quarterback Hendon Hooker of Tennessee joins American quarterbacks Clayton Tune of Houston (3), Tyson Bagent of Shepherd (7) and Max Duggan of TCU (15) during the second day of Senior Bowl week at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

Offensive players in the Senior Bowl the Colts should scout

There is no scarcity of explosiveness or ability amongst the offensive players at the Senior Bowl. No matter where you look, someone is making a play whether it’s a throw, a snag out of the air, and if you like breakfast food, plenty of pancakes from the trenches. There are also some good quarterbacks, a position that Indy should be paying close attention to.

  • QB Hendon Hooker – Tennessee
  • QB Jaren Hall – BYU
  • QB Max Duggan – TCU
  • QB Tyson Bagent – Shepherd
  • RB Eric Gray – Oklahoma
  • RB Chris Rodriguez Jr – Kentucky

Objectively one of the best QB prospects in the draft, Hendon Hooker would most likely fall out of the first round due to his injury status. However, his personality traits are key to clue in on during meetings with teams. If the Colts somehow don’t select a quarterback in the first round, another Vol QB could become a Colts legend.

Chris Rodriguez Jr. out of Kentucky is also another name to watch. A versatile playmaker out of the backfield, he could help give Jonathan Taylor a lighter workload, which would be ideal. Installing this dynamic former Wildcat in the backfield incites plenty of explosive opportunities for the Colts’ offense.

Wide Receiver is of course a position Indianapolis always needs to be adding to. With Michael Pittman Jr. thriving and Alec Pierce emerging during his rookie season, Indy’s wideouts are in a better spot than they have been in recent years. However, Parris Campbell, who played a full season in 2022 and was Indy’s No. 2 receiver, is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason. If he doesn’t return, Indy may need to draft his replacement.

  • WR Charlie Jones – Purdue
  • WR Jayden Reed – Michigan State
  • WR Puka Nacua – BYU
  • WR Tre Tucker – Cincinnati

The speedy Tre Tucker could join his former Bearcats teammate Alec Pierce with the Colts next season. Indy’s offense needs more speed and explosiveness and maybe Tucker will be able to provide that for Indianapolis.

A list of Colts’ needs is incomplete without addressing offensive linemen. The offensive line was Indy’s biggest weakness in 2022 as they struggled to pass protect and run block. Maybe one of the elite prospects in the Senior Bowl could be the answer on the line for Indy next season.

  • OL Nick Broeker – Ole Miss
  • OL Jarrett Patterson – Notre Dame
  • OL Dawand Jones – Ohio State
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