Colts 7-round 2023 NFL mock draft 5.0: Indy trades up for its quarterback

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Dec 18, 2021; Boca Raton, Florida, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defensive tackle Brodric Martin
Dec 18, 2021; Boca Raton, Florida, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defensive tackle Brodric Martin / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Western Kentucky. Brodric Martin. 162. . . DI. player. 2192

The Colts add another big piece to the defensive line with Brodric Martin

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Grover Stewart (29) and DeForest Buckner (29) are going to be getting into that age 30 season here soon. The Colts will need to start looking at the future for youthful players to fill the gaps when it is time. There should also be a point in the season that the Colts may look to move one of the two vets for draft picks depending on how everything is playing out.

Brodric adds a big body presence to the defensive line to fill holes in the run and pass game. The 6'5", 337lbs tackle is going to reek havoc on opposing offensive lines in the NFL.

Oh and would you look at that? The Colts have a Top 30 visit with Brodric scheduled coming up before the draft.

G. Henry Bainivalu. 221. . Washington. player. 521.

The Colts wait until the end to add to the offensive line

We hadn't really seen much from the offensive side in this draft if you look past drafting a quarterback and wide receiver. The Colts have primarily been focused on building up the trenches on defense and secondary. But look no further, Chris Ballard finally strikes on the guard position late in the draft with the 221st pick.

Henry's big frame and size is what makes him a dominant guard that can jump right into the starting lineup at right guard in Week 1. Adding Henry is going to work wonders pairing him in between Ryan Kelly and Bradon Smith.

The right guard position has really been struggling for the Colts since the departures of both Mark Glowinski and Chris Reed just a few seasons ago. The Colts have been looking for different guards including Matt Pryor, Will Fries, Wesley French, and others.

The Colts finally get their guy that can start right away. Henry informally met with the Colts at the NFL Combine, according to Andrew Wilbar.