Indianapolis Colts 2024 Mock Draft: Chop Robinson, Jordan Morgan Adds Strength and Speed to the Line

The Indianapolis Colts will look to the 2024 NFL Draft to add talent around their franchise quarterback Anthony Richardson.

A devastating drop on fourth down in Week 18 against the Houston Texans sent the Indianapolis Colts packing early, missing the playoffs. With the season over, the Colts now have to refocus on their roster and add the few pieces needed to be a playoff team in 2024.

Will the Colts find the right players in the 2024 NFL Draft to build around their franchise quarterback Anthony Richardson?

Indianapolis Colts 2024 NFL Draft Picks

The Colts enter the NFL Draft holding seven draft picks, having at least one pick in every round this year.

  • Round 1, Pick 15: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
  • Round 2, Pick 46: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
  • Round 3, Pick 82: Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest
  • Round 4, Pick 113: Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame
  • Round 5, Pick 144: Layden Robinson, OG, Texas A&M
  • Round 6, Pick 175: Daequan Hardy, CB, Penn State
  • Round 7, Pick 206: Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M

Indianapolis Colts 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

The focus in the draft for Indianapolis will be looking to add pieces on the offensive and defensive lines. Depth is going to be a focus as the team could be losing key skill players like running back Zack Moss and wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.

This offseason is all about getting Richardson everything he needs to be successful in 2024. Indianapolis isn’t far away from being a playoff team, so the draft will be the place to get them over the top.

Round 1, Pick 15: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

Injuries kept Chop Robinson from showing his true potential, but he was able to record 15 tackles, with about half of them going to lost yards.

He added four sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass deflection in 2023.

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The Colts love their pass rushers, and bringing in Robinson would be a steal for them. If it weren’t for the injuries in 2023, he might go higher but this is a smart pick for Indianapolis to help out its other pass rushers like Samson Ebukam, Dayo Odeyingbo, and DeForest Buckner.

Round 2, Pick 46: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona

After a strong 2022 campaign with the Arizona Wildcats, offensive tackle Jordan Morgan came back even better for 2023, starting in 12 games. Morgan would earn First Team All-Pac-12 honors and will be playing in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

The Colts have been able to show improvement on the offensive line since Andrew Luck’s retirement to ensure another quarterback doesn’t take that many hits again. Richardson is the future of the franchise, so bringing in Morgan would help add depth to the line and keep adding to their run and pass blocking.

Round 3, Pick 82: Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

While Wake Forest’s top pass defender did not have an interception all season, Caelen Carson made sure to not allow many receptions his way. He totaled 42 tackles, eight pass deflections, and one forced fumble in 2023.

With 15 interceptions to its name, the Colts are looking for ball hawks who can make plays. While Carson didn’t produce the interceptions, he will be able to make plays and get himself in the starting lineup as a second corner or a nickel back.

Round 4, Pick 113: Audric Estime, RB, Notre Dame

One of the nation’s leading rushers in 2023, Notre Dame running back Audric Estime had a monster season rushing for 1,341 yards and 18 scores. Estime shows great vision, and once he is in the open, he can put on the jets to get into the end zone.

Jonathan Taylor is locked up on a new contract, but Zack Moss will hit free agency where he should pick up a good payday somewhere else. Estime would make the perfect complimentary back for Taylor as the two would make a good duo.

Round 5, Pick 144: Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M

Texas A&M leaned on Layden Robinson’s leadership during his time with the Aggies. Robinson started 33 games for the team over the last three seasons as he held the right guard position down. He played a key role in the team, producing 1,000-yard rushers in 2021 and 2022.

The Colts will not be afraid to get as much depth and development on the offensive line as possible. While Robinson wouldn’t hop right in as a starter, if he can get some development with his techniques, he could be a starter 2-3 years down the road.

Round 6, Pick 175: Daequan Hardy, CB, Penn State

Penn State has had its fair share of top defensive backs, as their secondary was loaded at corner this season. Daequan Hardy is one of those corners who played well in the 2023 campaign, recording 22 tackles, seven pass deflections, two interceptions, and one sack.

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Kenny Moore is entering free agency for the Colts and it is unknown whether they would bring him back even though it could be the move. In case Moore doesn’t return, Hardy is a guy Indianapolis could eventually develop into a starter.

Round 7, Pick 206: Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M

Ainias Smith played both running back and wide receiver at Texas A&M, with most of his play being at receiver. He finished his career with 2,407 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns, including a career-high 795 yards in 2023.

Michael Pittman Jr. is going to be a free agent, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the team used a franchise tag on him to stay. Smith is a versatile weapon on offense that the Colts can use as a gadget guy to be creative with their playcalling.

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