3 cornerbacks the Colts can draft to replace Stephon Gilmore
2. Colts can draft Kelee Ringo
Kelee Ringo is a more realistic option for Indianapolis. After initially being considered a first rounder, the expectation is now that Ringo will go somewhere late in the first round or early in the second round. Since the Colts have the No. 35 pick, they could select a quarterback in the first round, and then draft Ringo early in the second.
Ringo is coming off of two strong seasons at Georgia. After redshirting his first year, he exploded onto the scene in 2022 with the Bulldogs’ vaunted defense. Putting together back-to-back solid seasons as a corner, Ringo set himself up to be one of the top defensive backs in the 2023 Draft class.
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Ringo measured in at 6-foot-2 and weighed in at 207 pounds. At that size, he was able to clock a 4.36 40-yard dash and recorded a 33.5-inch vertical. He proved that’s he’s an athlete, now it’s up to teams to go back and study the film and decide if he’s the right cornerback for their team and system.
Could that be in Indianapolis? Absolutely. Ringo’s projection is in the range of Indy’s second-round pick and he address one of the team’s biggest needs. If drafted by Indy, Ringo would have the chance to come in and be an immediate impact player.