2022 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts 7-round mock

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS – OCTOBER 03: David Bailey #26 of the Boston School Eagles celebrates with Zion Johnson #77 after scoring a landing towards the North Carolina Tar Heels at Alumni Stadium on October 03, 2020 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Maddie Meyer/Getty Pictures)

Discovering a brand new beginning quarterback needs to be the Colts’ high offseason precedence, however they don’t have the picks required to switch Carson Wentz within the draft.

The Colts took an enormous gamble on bringing in Carson Wentz to solidify the quarterback place and it hasn’t paid off. Sadly for GM Chris Ballard and the Indianapolis entrance workplace, the draft compensation given up within the Wentz deal can even forestall them from discovering his successor on this yr’s draft.

That doesn’t imply Wentz goes to be the crew’s beginning quarterback subsequent season. The Colts will scour free company and the commerce market to improve the sport’s most essential place. It simply means their draft plan might want to concentrate on different roster holes.

As standard, anticipate the Colts to go for substance over type every time attainable. That’s why their first choose of the 2022 NFL Draft will assist solidify their crew within the trenches.

Spherical 2: Zion Johnson

Johnson performed left sort out admirably for Boston School final season however his skilled future lies on the within. Pairing him with Quinton Nelson might give the Colts probably the greatest beginning guard duos in the whole league.

Johnson possesses a wonderful mixture of energy and precision on the level of assault. He’s not a highway grader on the guard place, however he has the agility required to get out and make blocks on the second stage. The Colts will face a nervous wait to see if Johnson falls all the best way right down to them at No. 48.