Ranking Colts last 10 first-round draft picks

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8. Anthony Richardson (Drafted 4th overall in 2023 NFL Draft)

It was hard to rank Anthony Richardson on this list because he's played in just four games for the Colts. Indianapolis spent the fourth overall pick on Richardson in the 2023 draft hoping that their unlucky streak of one-year quarterbacks would end with him in town.

Richardson showed a lot of potential in those four games during his rookie season, but it was hard to rank him much higher since four games is a small sample size. Hopefully, the Florida signal-caller becomes one of the best Colts first-round draft picks of all-time but it'll take some time before we know how to properly rank him.

7. Jerry Hughes (Drafted 31st overall in 2010 NFL Draft)

After losing in the Super Bowl, the Colts owned the 31st pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and spent that pick on TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes. If this were a ranking based on what these players did once they weren't in Indianapolis, Hughes might rank higher but he won't be remembered for what he did as a Colt.

Hughes spent three years in Indianapolis and had just five sacks during that time. The Colts eventually traded Hughes to the Buffalo Bills and that's where he became the player that most people know and love. Hughes immediately made his presence known in Buffalo, tallying 10 sacks in 2013 and in 2014 as well.

Hughes played in Buffalo for nine years and had 53.0 sacks so he clearly wasn't a bust but the Colts never got that kind of production out of him. This felt like an accurate ranking for him considering his success didn't come with the team that drafted him.