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Indianapolis Colts 2022 NFL Draft Profile

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The 2022 NFL Draft begins on April 28, which means that The Game Haus will be debuting draft profiles for every team. Each NFL team will be evaluated heading into this year’s draft, as our staff recaps their last season, highlights their needs and pinpoints their potential 2022 NFL Draft targets. The Indianapolis Colts are the subject of today’s 2022 NFL Draft profile.

Summary

 

2022 NFL Picks

Indianapolis will have two picks to use in the first three rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Second Round (one pick): No. 42

Third Round (one pick): No. 73

Team needs

Wide receiver- T.Y. Hilton is still a free agent, and the Colts need a good receiver to pair with Michael Pittman to get the most out of Matt Ryan. Luckily for them, this is a deep 2022 receiving class.

Tight end- Franchise stalwart Jack Doyle announced his retirement in the 2021 offseason, which means the Colts need to find a replacement for him.

Offensive line- Despite having massive talent on the offensive line, Ryan is a statue of a quarterback that needs lots and lots of pass protection. They need to get healthier and deeper at this position.

2022 Draft Targets

Second Round:

Pick No. 42: Skyy Moore, WR, Purdue

There is a decent chance Moore could already be gone at pick number 42. But, if there is a run on receivers early in the draft, then that could benefit the Colts as many teams will have grabbed their guy.

Moore is the perfect kind of receiver for a quarterback like Ryan. He can go deep, or turn short catches into huge gains. In 2021, he had 95 catches for just under 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns at Purdue. His 2020 was a down year, but he was almost as impressive in his freshman year in 2019, racking up 802 yards. If he falls to them here, this is a no-brainer.

Third Round:

Pick No. 73: Nicolas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

Petit-Frere has been tied to the Colts in many a mock draft. At 6-foot-5 and 316 pounds, he has the size to have an impact on Indianapolis’ offensive line immediately. TGH’s own draft board has him as the seventh-best offensive tackle in the entire draft. Grabbing him in the third round could be a huge boon.

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