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The Indianapolis Colts have done the same song and dance at the quarterback position since the departure of Andrew Luck. With a combined record of 24-25 over the past three seasons with over the hump signal callers, the Colts will need to give the organization a boost by being aggressive early on. They need a facelift at premier positions on the offensive side of the ball and this draft has plenty of blue chip talent to choose from.
Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma
Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa
Indy made a pretty concerted effort to get younger, but young with experience. Adding Gardner Minshew could mean that the Colts are willing to groom a young player behind the scenes for at least a year.
Drafting Will Levis out of Kentucky will give them a developmental QB with high upside. His arm talent and athleticism are borderline elite and that bodes well for the longevity of the Colts going forward. Another way they can boost the team is getting weapons to develop in their system.
Getting two pass catchers like Marvin Mims and Sam LaPorta is paramount. Mims is a speedster with sure hands and deceptive strength. He will compliment the bigger Michael Pittman Jr. LaPorta is a prototypical “modern era” tight end. He is big enough to block larger linebackers and defensive ends, and athletic enough to stretch the field as well. That would give their young signal caller a safety blanket as well as two threats on the outside to lean on in the passing game.
If the Colts want to get back to dominating the AFC South, this draft could be their step in the right direction.