3 elite prospects the Colts can still select on day two of the draft
After drafting Anthony Richardson in the first round of the draft, the Indianapolis Colts will have the chance to add some elite players on Friday.
On Thursday, the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts finally did something that they’ve been needing to do for a while: draft a first-round quarterback. Indy selected Anthony Richardson with the No. 4 pick of the draft, and they now have a quarterback to build around. The Colts will resume their draft tonight with pick No. 35 in the second round, and pick No. 79 in the third round.
Thanks to a few surprising selections in the first round, there are a ton of talented players left in the second round. With Indianapolis holding the fourth-overall pick of day two, Indy could possibly leave the second round with a first-round caliber player. Additionally, with so much talent sliding, there should be some quality prospects available for Indy to draft in the third round as well.
From a ton of corners and receivers to the interior offensive linemen still on the board, the Colts are set up to address some important needs. Here are some of the best players that Indy can draft on Friday.
3. O’Cyrus Torrence, Guard, Florida
Indianapolis already drafted one Florida Gator in the first round with Anthony Richardson, why not follow that up with another and go draft one of Richardson’s linemen. Guard O’Cyrus Torrence is 6-foot-5, 330 pounds, and is considered one of the best interior offensive linemen in the draft.
Torrence’s strength as a guard is his run-blocking ability. The Colts are a team that saw every aspect of their offensive line regress last season. Building around running back Jonathan Taylor and dual-threat quarterback Anthony Richardson, it only makes sense to go and get a guard that can move people out of the way for these two elite runners.
The Colts could take Torrence at No. 35, or they could hope he slips into the third round or even use their third round pick to trade up and grab him. Whatever the path, Indy needs to add a lineman like Torrence.