Colts make a bold first-round trade in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Anthony Richardson will be smiling after this one.

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. 6. . Myles Murphy. player. 441. Myles Murphy. . DL. Myles Murphy

In the sixth round, Indianapolis snags a defensive lineman to add to their rotation in North Carolina's Myles Murphy. Not to be confused with the Cincinnati Bengals' 2023 first-round pick and former Clemson standout, this Myles Murphy played on the interior for the Tar Heels.

He'll add a run-stopping presence to the fold within this defense. Although he's not likely to start, Murphy should give the group some good snaps. Last year, he totaled 24 tackles, 4.5 for a loss and 1.0 sack for the Tar Heels.

463. 7. . Khalid Duke. . EDGE. Khalid Duke. Khalid Duke. player.

Finally, the Colts add a pass rusher in Kansas State's Khalid Duke. He may be undersized at 6-foot-2, and roughly 240 pounds, but Duke brings some violent, heavy hands and an initial quickness off the line of scrimmage. The Colts can work with those traits, even if it's just as a rotational, situational pass rusher.

Last season, Duke registered 8.0 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks in 13 games with the Wildcats.

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