NFL Draft order if season ended today: Where do Colts stand after back-to-back wins?

The Indianapolis Colts are currently 5-5. If the season ended today, where would Indy be picking in the 2024 NFL Draft?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Indianapolis Colts
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The Indianapolis Colts are currently 5-5. Often times, a .500 record leaves teams in a pretty weird place. You’re not good enough to make the postseason but you’re not bad enough to have a high draft pick. You win some games then you lose some. It’s just a purgatory of mediocrity. However, the Colts being 5-5 at this point of the season is good.

Indianapolis has exceeded expectations and there are still seven games remaining on the schedule. The Colts can easily go on a run and punch their ticket to the postseason. However, if the season did end today, Indianapolis wouldn’t be in the playoffs and they also would have an average first-round pick. Let’s take a look at exactly where they stand in the draft order.

2024 NFL Draft order entering Week 11

If the season ended today, the Colts would have the 15th-overall pick in the 2024 Draft. Let’s a look at the teams in front of Indianapolis.

1. Chicago Bears (via Carolina)

2. New York Giants

3. New England Patriots

4. Arizona Cardinals

5. Chicago Bears

6. Green Bay Packers

7. Los Angeles Rams

8. Tennessee Titans

9. Atlanta Falcons

10. Washington Commanders

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12. New York Jets

13. Denver Broncos

14. Los Angeles Chargers

15. Indianapolis Colts

Picking at No. 15 would be an interesting spot. If the Colts stay put, they won’t be able to get the most coveted prospects, but there’s a chance some really talented guys like Keon Coleman, Dallas Turner, or Jared Verse could fall to Indy. Also, 15 is a great position to negotiate trades. Indy could move up, trading with a team that would still be happy to have a pick in the first half of the first round, or the Colts could trade back with a team hoping to jump up and snag a player.

How Indy performs in the next seven games, possibly more, will determine where exactly the team is picking and the caliber of prospect that will be available.