Multiple analysts expect the Colts to select an explosive pass catcher in 2024 Draft

The Indianapolis Colts could go in several different directions in the 2024 NFL Draft, but the belief is that they will select an offensive weapon.
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The 2024 NFL Draft is still a few months away, but as everyone knows, it’s never too early to start thinking about which prospects could land with what team. Everyone has been doing just that since the conclusion of the 2023 NFL Draft. Now that the season is over for 28 of the 32 NFL teams, the draft order is nearly finalized, so everyone has a better idea of how the prospects may come off the board.

The Indianapolis Colts, who finished with a 9-8 record this season, currently have the 15th-overall pick. Of course, they can always move around and trade picks. In recent mock drafts, different analysts have had the Colts sticking at 15 to make their pick. While different mock drafts see Indy going in different directions, there has been a common theme for Indianapolis’ selection: a pass catcher.

Colts expected to take a pass catcher in first round of 2024 NFL Draft

There have already been mock drafts where Indianapolis select Georgia tight end Brock Bowers. More recently, mock drafts have seen Indy adding dynamic receivers. Bucky Brooks, in his first 2024 mock draft for, saw the Colts selecting LSU receiver Malik Nabers. In Mel Kiper’s first mock draft of the season, he projected Florida State’s Keon Coleman to Indianapolis.

Both Brooks and Kiper brought up the fact that Michael Pittman Jr. is about to enter free agency. If the Colts lose Pittman, there’s no question that they will be selecting a receiver in the first round. However, even if the team re-signs Pittman, it’s very possible that Indy still selects a talent like Bowers, Nabers, or Coleman if they’re available.

Entering draft season, the expectation is that Indianapolis will either select a receiver, an edge rusher, or a cornerback. All three are positions of need, and picking at 15, the Colts should be able to get an elite prospect at any of the three positions.