Grading all 12 picks by the Colts in the 2023 NFL Draft

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Nov 12, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Northwestern Wildcats running back Evan Hull (26) runs / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Colts draft RB Evan Hull at No. 176: C-

This is another baffling selection. With Jonathan Taylor, Zack Moss, Deon Jackson, and Darrynton Evans all on the roster, this selection had to be made for special teams, and the slim possibility that Evan Hull can emerge as a contributor. However, with several needs still unaddressed, this just doesn’t seem like a good pick for the Colts.

The grade isn’t a reflection of Hull, who put together a nice four-year career at Northwestern, racking up 2,417 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Colts draft DE Titus Leo at No. 211: B+

This grade is all upside and need. Coming out of Wagner, Titus Leo isn’t the biggest name but Indianapolis needs more defensive ends, and Leo has a very promising future. At 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, Leo is a former wide receiver, so he has a ton of athleticism that could help him turn into a productive pass rusher in the NFL.

Colts draft CB Jaylon Jones at No. 221: B

Again, Indianapolis needs cornerbacks, so Indy can’t necessarily be faulted for drafting the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Jaylon Jones out of Texas A&M in the seventh round. However, Indy didn’t add a guard or depth linebacker to this point, so the pick could’ve been used differently.

Colts draft OT Jake Witt at No. 236: B-

It’s hard to fault Indianapolis for drafting linemen, because the offensive line was atrocious last season. The 6-foot-7, 302-pound former basketball player and former tight end, Jake Witt, will give Indy more depth at tackle. However, needing help at right guard, it’s tough to understand why Indy passed up on a player like Emil Ekiyor, who was still available.

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