NFL Draft 2024: Top 5 potential targets for Colts at pick no. 15

Indianapolis Colts, Brock Bowers
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Going into the 2024 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts are one of the more unpredictable teams when it comes to the first round.

There are a multitude of ways the first round could go for the Colts, and no one truly knows the direction they could go.

But, if any of the following five players are on the board at no. 15, Indianapolis should be very interested.

Should the Colts pursue any of these five players if available at pick no. 15?

Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Maybe the first round's biggest wildcard is Georgia tight end Brock Bowers. He's truly an offensive weapon and can be lined up anywhere. Bowers would give the Colts a legitimate second option in the passing game, taking pressure off Michael Pittman Jr. and finally solidifying a position that's been a mystery for a few years now.

Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

One of the Colts' biggest draft needs and maybe the most-often mocked position in the first round for this team is at cornerback. What better player to find at no. 15 than arguably the draft's top cornerback? Terrion Arnold is pro-ready and would immediately start for Indy, filling out their secondary nicely.

Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Like Arnold, Toledo's Quinyon Mitchell could also be argued as the draft's top cornerback. He brings a ton of top-end speed to the position, having run a blistering 4.33 40-yard dash at the Combine. But beyond speed, he brings good ball skills and prototypical size, standing six feet tall, weighing just under 200 pounds. He's a physical player who excels at the catch point, able to match up nicely with some of the bigger receivers without an issue.

Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Don't ever forget about the "other" LSU wide receiver. Malik Nabers is every bit of a top-10 pick, but Brian Thomas Jr. is also a first-round talent. At 6-foot-3 and possessing good size and speed, he excels at many different things. He's smooth in his route running and breaks, has fantastic straight-line speed and has a nose for the end zone, scoring a touchdown every four catches last year.

Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

You could make an argument that Dallas Turner is the draft's top edge rusher, and if the Colts were to get him at no. 15, that's not a bad value at all. Indianapolis still needs a true, no. 1 pass rusher. They've done a good job getting to the quarterback as a unit, but Turner could give them exactly what this defense has been missing at the edge position.