After a hot start to the 2023 NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts have lost their third straight game. While there’s still a ton of football left to be played, the Colts are without Anthony Richardson, are dealing with several other injuries and suspensions, and the team is sitting at 3-5 entering Week 9. Unless Indy turns things around, playoff hopes will quickly slip away.
However, once playoff hopes are gone, all eyes turn to the draft, and many fans have already shifted their attention that way. It seems unlikely that Indianapolis will make a Super Bowl run, so a lot of fans are hoping for the best possible draft position, even though that means losing a lot. Indy has only lost five games so far, so where does that put it in the 2024 Draft order?
2024 NFL Draft order entering Week 9
If the season ended today, the Colts would have the seventh-overall pick in the 2024 Draft. Let’s take a look at what the current top 10 picks would look like.
1. Arizona Cardinals
2. Chicago Bears (via Carolina)
3. Chicago Bears
4. New York Giants
5. New England Patriots
6. Green Bay Packers
7. Indianapolis Colts
8. Las Vegas Raiders
9. Denver Broncos
10. Los Angeles Rams
A week ago, the Colts were at No. 13. With another loss added to the record, Indy has now moved up to No. 7. While losing is no fun, there is at least one silver lining: Indianapolis is getting into Marvin Harrison Jr. territory. Harrison is one of the best prospects in the draft and is the son of legendary Colts receiver Marvin Harrison.
Many people would love to see Harrison land in Indianapolis, including franchise legend Robert Mathis. Mathis recently tweeted that he can see Marv Jr. in a No. 8 Colts jersey. While everyone would love that, the Colts will need a lot more losses to secure this legacy pick.
Harrison Jr. is considered one of the three best players in the 2024 Draft and he’s expected to go as early as No. 2 and as late as No. 3. If the Colts keep losing, they’ll definitely make their way up there.