NFL Draft order if season ended today: Colts in position to draft perfect prospect

At this point of the season, for teams in limbo like the Indianapolis Colts, fans are looking at the playoff race and the 2024 NFL Draft order.
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The Indianapolis Colts are entering Week 8 of the season with a 3-4 record. Despite having several major injuries, the team has been far more competitive than expected. At this point of the season, everything is still on the table. Indy could make it into the postseason as a wild card team, and it could even still win the AFC South, though that’s a tougher path.

The Colts could also end up in the top 10 of the 2024 NFL Draft. All those things will be decided in the final 11 weeks of the season. But, if the season ended today, where would Indianapolis be? The Colts wouldn’t be in the playoffs, so let’s see where they are in the 2024 Draft order.

2024 NFL Draft order entering Week 8

If the season ended today, the Colts would have the 13th-overall pick in the 2024 Draft. Let’s take a look at the teams ahead of Indy.

1. Chicago Bears (via Carolina)

2. Arizona Cardinals

3. Chicago Bears

4. Denver Broncos

5. New York Giants

6. New England Patriots

7. Green Bay Packers

8. Los Angeles Chargers

9. Tennessee Titans

10. New Orleans Saints

11. Las Vegas Raiders

12. Minnesota Vikings

13. Indianapolis Colts

Sitting at 13, the Colts would be in position to select an elite prospect. Of course, the prospect that fans would love to have is wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Not only is it a great story, but Harrison is an elite prospect. Unfortunately, he’ll likely be gone in the first three picks.

However, ESPN draft analyst Jordan Reid believes Indy would still be able to select an elite receiver. In Reid’s most recent 2024 mock draft, he sees the Colts selecting Florida State wide receiver Keon Coleman. However, through projections, Reid has Indy picking Coleman at No. 11 instead of 13.

Colts select Keon Coleman in recent mock draft

Regardless, Reid, and many others, believe that Coleman is the next best receiver after Harrison. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound receiver transferred from Michigan State to Florida State this year, and his stock has skyrocketed. Only a junior, he already has 31 receptions for 472 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games this season.

He has made a ton of spectacular catches, and as Reid pointed out, since last season, Coleman leads the FBS in contested touchdown catches with 10. Several analysts have already circled Keon Coleman as the kind of receiver that Anthony Richardson needs. Depending on how the rest of the season goes, the Colts may actually be able to get Coleman.