Sunday, May 21, 2023

Indianapolis Colts 2024 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Indianapolis Colts from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Colts:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

5. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Alt is the son of John Alt, a former NFL offensive tackle and member of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, and he earned first-team AP All-American honors as a true sophomore in 2022. Alt was coached at Notre Dame last season by new Colts assistant offfensive line coach Chris Watt. A strong argument could be made that all five prospects (Williams, Harrison, Maye, Fashanu and Alt) would have been selected before any player at their respective positions in the 2023 draft.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

3. Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

It may be too rich for McKinstry but Indianapolis needs more help at the position.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

6. Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

The Colts have used picks on the tight end position in three straight drafts, but Kylen Granson, Jelani Woods and Will Mallory don't match Bowers' talent. The only knock on him is his 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame is a little undersized for the position. But he's a reliable pass-catcher who has 119 catches, 1,824 yards and 20 touchdowns over the past two years. Bowers is tough to stop after the catch, too. He averaged more than 8 yards after the catch per reception last season. Indy can plug him right in and let him produce with Richardson throwing him the ball.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

3. Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Fashanu was my OT1 and No. 5 overall prospect for the 2023 draft when he announced he would be returning to school for another season. His movement skills, natural power and blocking instincts are an awesome combination.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (5/2)

3. Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

If Fashanu, who is just 20 years old, had been a part of the 2023 class, it's easy to imagine the Bears staying put and taking him with the No. 1 overall pick.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/1)

7. Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

While Will Anderson, Jr. was hogging the spotlight in Tuscaloosa, Turner was emerging as a top-10 pick on the other side. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Turner is entering his junior year with 18.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks already on his resume.

The 33rd Team (5/1)

4. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

The Indianapolis Colts picked their quarterback in 2023, and now they will need to address the offensive line to protect him. Joe Alt has NFL bloodlines, as his father John was a Pro Bowl offensive lineman. Joe Alt has the size (6-foot-7), length and athleticism to be a top-level offensive tackle to build around.

PFF - Max Chadwick (5/1)

3. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

The Colts have their quarterback of the future in Anthony Richardson, now it's time to build around him. Alt led all tackles in the country in overall grade (91.4) and run-blocking grade (91.0). He was also sixth among Power Five ones in pressure rate allowed (2.1%). He has a massive frame at 6-foot-8, 315 pounds and told me he has over a seven-foot wingspan. Alt looks like the best offensive tackle prospect since Penei Sewell.

For the Win - Christian D'Andrea (4/30)

2. Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Anthony Richardson needs someone to throw to, especially if he's going to follow the Josh Allen path from "all potential, inconsistent production" to "bonafide star." Who better than the son of an Indianapolis legend? Harrison absolutely shredded college defenses in 2022 and would head up a young wideout corps featuring Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/30)

3. Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Chris Ballard is off to a good start in reconfiguring the Colts offense by identifying a franchise passer in Anthony Richardson and beginning to equip him with support. But adding a cornerstone left tackle should help put Ballard, Richardson and new coach Shane Steichen at ease. Fashanu had a strong case to be an early first-round pick had he declared for this draft, and his return should set him up to be a top-five selection in 2024.

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