Draft analyst makes a bold five-year prediction about Anthony Richardson and Colts

2023 NFL Draft - Round 1
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With Anthony Richardson now a member of the Indianapolis Colts, a draft analyst has made a bold prediction about the future of the team.

After years of instability at the quarterback position, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping they finally found a solution in fourth-overall pick Anthony Richardson. Indy selected Richardson in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, and the hope is that his explosive dual-threat ability will help Indianapolis get turned around.

Now that the draft is over and all of the prospects now have teams, experts are evaluating the landing spots and making predictions about the future. In a recent ESPN piece by draft analysts Jordan Reid and Matt Miller, both writers made bold claims about how the future might look for some of the prospects.

For a bold five-year prediction about the class, Miller predicted that Anthony Richardson and the Colts will be on top of the AFC South. Miller explained, “Richardson's raw ability is unlike anything we've seen in football. So in five years, Richardson will be a top-tier starting QB and the Colts will be Super Bowl contenders.”

Colts predicted to reclaim AFC South with Anthony Richardson

Considering how weak the AFC South has been, it probably wouldn’t be a shock if Indianapolis won the division as soon as next year. However, the outlook does look bright for the division, so winning a division title could be really tough in the future. The Houston Texans, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Colts are all gathering young talent.

It’s a great sign for Indianapolis that experts think Indy is the team that will emerge as the best. It’s also really possible. If the Colts can get stars like Jonathan Taylor and Shaq Leonard healthy, and keep them on the roster with all of the young talent that the team has, Indy can certainly be a contender in the coming years.

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