In our final 7-round mock draft for the Colts, the franchise lands a long-awaited Andrew Luck successor.
The Indianapolis Colts are in an interesting position in the 2023 NFL Draft. The franchise is zeroed in on finding a long-term answer at quarterback, but there is a real chance the team is stuck with “whoever is left” when they pick at No. 4 overall.
Bryce Young and CJ Stroud are the heavy betting favorites to come off the board before the Colts hit the podium. If this comes to fruition, Indy will need to either trade up to No. 3 or hope the Cardinals stay put and take a defender.
Colts 7-Round Mock Draft: Anthony Richardson Heads to Indy… and Brings a Friend!
In this mock draft, Arizona fails to find a trade back worth taking, so they stand firm and take Will Anderson Jr. Now, the Colts must decide between the polarizing signal-caller out of Florida or the equally polarizing signal-caller out of Kentucky. Without further ado… the pick is in.
Round 1, No. 4: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
It comes as no surprise that the Colts are selecting a quarterback at No. 4 overall. The question is: which one? If I was a betting man, I’d put money on Anthony Richardson being the choice.
The Colts value traits over everything, with mental makeup and personality coming in as a close second. Richardson checks each of these boxes with flying colors. He is arguably the most ‘freaky’ athlete we have ever watched at the position, and by all accounts, he is a relentless worker determined to hone his craft.
Richardson wins mostly with his legs right now, but the arm talent he possesses is otherworldly. He can throw the ball to the moon and fire a 10-yard slant at 70 mph, but he is still learning to find the happy medium between these two extremes. If anyone can turn Richardson into a finished product, it is new head coach Shane Steichen.
Steichen is fresh off a Super Bowl run with the Philadelphia Eagles. While the team came up short, few point fingers at the offense. Jalen Hurts became a bonafide NFL MVP contender under Steichen, and the hope is Richardson can do the same.