Colts go all-in on two key positions in latest 7-round mock draft

The Indianapolis Colts are short on a few positions and they look to build in the draft.

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Devontez Walker . Devontez Walker. player. . Wide Receiver . North Carolina . Devontez Walker. 441. Draft Profile . 82

Devontez Walker is one of the best mid-round receivers in the draft. Standing at 6'2" and weighing 200 pounds, Walker can be another big body to add to the arsenal for Anthony Richardson. If the Colts are going to develop Richardson, they need to keep the weapons around him such as Michael Pittman Jr. I've made my argument for signing MPJ and against it here, but I see the Colts re-signing him to a long-term deal.

If they do, could they move on from Alec Pierce and bring in a new receiver? Who knows, but what I do know is the Colts lack WR depth and if they don't gain some weapons in free agency, they must add another body to the roster.

In 2022 Walker ended with 58 catches for 921 yards and 11 touchdowns, which also included a massive game against Georgia which was ripe with NFL-level corners. While there was an issue with his transfer, the NCAA denied his ability to play in 2023 but eventually, he played the last six games earning 600 yards on just 35 catches and six touchdowns.

Walker is a long, and lengthy runner who has NFL size and can make an excellent route runner. Watching him play reminds me of a Keenan Allen who isn't the fastest, but who can outrun any corner on the field and find ways to get open. He can take hits from linebackers over the middle and outrun safeties in the deep third of the field. However, some weaknesses are the quickness in hitch and in routes. He also needs to work on his run blocking, but all of those can be coached.