A rookie is considered the Colts 'most dangerous addition' this offseason

Mar 4, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; North Carolina wide receiver Josh Downs (WO14) participates in
Mar 4, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; North Carolina wide receiver Josh Downs (WO14) participates in / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts made several additions this offseason, but Bleacher Report believes that one of their rookies will be the best addition.

It’s fair to say the Indianapolis Colts had a solid offseason. It wasn’t an explosive offseason where the team made a blockbuster trade to acquire a star player or anything, but Indy adequately addressed several positions of need. Most importantly, the Colts found a head coach in Shane Steichen and a quarterback in Anthony Richardson.

Indianapolis added 12 total players in the draft, 15 in undrafted free agency, and also signed a couple of veteran free agents. However, only one acquisition has earned the title of “most dangerous new addition,” and it’s a rookie, that’s not named Anthony Richardson.

In a recent piece for Bleacher Report, Kristopher Knox named wide receiver Josh Downs as Indy’s most dangerous addition of the offseason.

Josh Downs named Colts most dangerous addition

Knox explained that “In Indy, Downs can be dangerous as a reliable third receiver with the talented duo of Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce on the perimeter,” highlighting the skillset that made Downs one of the more exciting receivers in this year’s draft.

There won’t be many people to disagree with Knox. While everyone is immensely excited about what Anthony Richardson can do for the Colts at quarterback, people have been just as excited about Josh Downs since Indianapolis selected him in the third round of the draft. No one has been more excited than Reggie Wayne.

The future Hall of Famer, and Indy’s current wide receiver coach, was adamant that Downs was the best receiver in the Draft, and that’s why Indy spent 30 minutes trying to trade up to select him. Indianapolis was unsuccessful, but ultimately lucky that Downs fell to them at No. 79.

Now, Wayne will have the opportunity to help Downs develop, and hopefully he will become a top receiver and build a great relationship with Anthony Richardson. If Downs can quickly adjust to the NFL, it shouldn’t take long for everyone to see just how dangerous he is.