While 14 NFL teams prepare to make a postseason run, the Indianapolis Colts, and 17 other teams, have turned their attention to the postseason. That means making coaching changes and eventually focusing on free agency and the NFL Draft, since all non-playoff teams know where they’ll be picking in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.
The Colts, who finished with a 9-8 record, have the 15th-overall pick. A lot of talented players could be on the board when Indy is officially on the clock at No. 15. However, instead of just coming away with an elite prospect, one draft expert is predicting that Indianapolis will land one of the best players in the draft.
In Jordan Reid’s most recent mock draft for ESPN, Reid predicts that Indy selects Georgia tight end Brock Bowers with the 15th pick.
Colts select Brock Bowers in ESPN mock draft
One may think, doesn’t Indianapolis already have enough tight ends? Sure, Indy has several. However, the Colts don’t have a tight end like Brock Bowers. Entering the college season, it was consensus that the three most talented prospects in the 2024 Draft would be quarterback Caleb Williams, wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., and tight end Brock Bowers.
Reid sees a run of quarterbacks, receivers, and linemen leading to Bowers being available for the Colts at No. 15. Despite highlighting EDGE, WR, and CB as Indy’s biggest needs, Reid believes the team would select Bowers because he’d be too good of a prospect to pass up.
At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Bowers is a versatile tight end that can do it all. In three seasons at Georgia, he caught 175 passes for 2,538 yards and 26 touchdowns in 40 games. Bowers also added 193 rushing yards for five additional touchdowns.
The Colts definitely have solid talent at tight end already and it would make far more sense for them to draft a different position, however, it will be hard for the team to pass up a talent like Brock Bowers if he’s still available.