Colts 7-Round Mock Draft: A trade back gives Anthony Richardson two more weapons

The Colts' QB will be smiling after this one.
Adonai Mitchell, Ja'Tavion Sanders
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As the Indianapolis Colts go into Year 2 of the Anthony Richardson era, it has to be all about giving him whatever is necessary for success.

Indianapolis has done a great job throughout free agency in keeping their important guys in-house on both sides of the ball, but with the 2024 NFL Draft coming up, they'll really get to make an imprint, especially when it comes to the development of Richardson.

The Colts are slated to pick no. 15 at the moment, but what would happen if they were able to trade back and gain some additional, valuable capital?

In our latest mock draft, that's exactly what they do, and Richardson would be thrilled with the results.

The Colts trade back in the first round of this mock draft, and kick things off with a new target for Anthony Richardson

To begin their draft, Indianapolis picks up the phone when Green Bay gives them a call.

First round trade

After trading back 10 spots and getting an extra second rounder in the process, the Colts go after the best wide receiver left.

Adonai Mitchell. 1. Adonai Mitchell. . . . Adonai Mitchell. WR. player. 467

Indianapolis pairs 6-foot-2 Adonai Mitchell alongside Michael Pittman Jr., giving Richardson a duo of big-time wide receivers to work with. Mitchell is one of two Texas wide receivers who could go in the first or second round, and he's also the bigger of the two.

With his size, Mitchell is able to go up and make the spectacular catches on a fairly regular basis. But, he also possesses 4.34 speed, which is highly impressive for a guy of his stature. In Mitchell, you have the likable traits in his speed and overall size, combined with a catch radius that's flat-out ridiculous. He's got a ton of raw ability that is still being developed as we speak.

In Indy, he'll be afforded the luxury of not necessarily having to be the team's WR1 next to Pittman. And, he's got a quarterback with an absolute cannon for an arm. The wide receiver room looks much more complete now with Mitchell, and guys like Josh Downs and Alec Pierce can play more complimentary roles.