New PFF Mock Draft has the Colts landing their QB of the future at No. 4 overall

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The Indianapolis Colts didn’t trade up for the No. 1 pick, but PFF still believes Indy will land some pretty good prospects in the first three rounds of the draft.

The dream appears to be dead for the Indianapolis Colts to land the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Carolina Panthers beat Indy to the punch in getting something done with the Chicago Bears, but that doesn't mean it's all bad news for general manager Chris Ballard and head coach Shane Steichen.

We don't have to tell you that a quarterback for the future is needed for the Colts with their first-round pick. Luckily, it looks like an exciting new signal-caller will be on the way for the team late next month. In Pro Football Focus' latest NFL Mock Draft, they have Florida QB Anthony Richardson getting his name called by the Colts at No. 4 overall.

Richardson was electric at the NFL Combine, with experts and analysts high on his potential for the future.

Anthony Richardson to the Colts would excite the Indy fanbase

"The Colts will face plenty of pressure to land their quarterback of the future in this draft. We know it won’t be at No. 1, and we figure it won’t be at No. 2, either. It will be a big win if they can stay at No. 4 and still get a top-tier talent like Richardson. "

PFF's Trevor Sikkema

In this mock from PFF's Trevor Sikkema, the Panthers will go with C.J. Stroud as the No. 1 pick, while the Texans will take Bryce Young, the Cardinals will grab Will Anderson Jr., and then the Colts will snatch up Richardson. No player saw his draft stock go up more than Richardson at the Combine, as he was nothing short of electric.

With the Colts officially releasing Matt Ryan, they've signed quarterback Gardner Minshew to a new deal. However, Minshew, despite putting up historic numbers in college at Washington State and being a quallity backup for the Eagles over the past two campaigns, isn't the QB of the future for the AFC South side.

Nope, someone like Richardson will be. Come draft night, people in Indianapolis can't wait to see who Ballard will rock with. If Richardson ends up being the guy, plenty of people will be fired up over the decision.

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