Indianapolis Colts Draft Picks 2022: Indy secures additional draft capital following Carson Wentz trade

The Indianapolis Colts secured additional 2022 NFL Draft picks by sending Carson Wentz to Washington. How many picks do they have now?

The Indianapolis Colts will be in the market for a few positions with their 2022 NFL Draft picks. Indianapolis, fresh from moving away from Carson Wentz as their quarterback, has an influx of draft capital, thanks to the Washington Commanders. Yet, the Colts don’t select until Day 2 of the draft. What are their current NFL Draft picks, and what can fans expect to see with their draft haul?

Indianapolis Colts draft picks in 2022

  • Round 2 | Pick 53 (from LV via MIN and GB)
    Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
  • Round 3 | Pick 73 (from WAS)
    Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia
  • Round 3 | Pick 77 (from MIN)
    Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
  • Round 3 | Pick 96 (from LAR via DEN)
    Nick Cross, S, Maryland
  • Round 5 | Pick 159
    Eric Johnson, DT, Missouri State
  • Round 6 | Pick 192 (from MIN)
    Andrew Ogletree, TE, Youngstown State
  • Round 6 | Pick 216
    Curtis Brooks, DT, Cincinnati
  • Round 7 | Pick 239
    Rodney Hudson II, C, Yale

Indianapolis sent Wentz to Washington in exchange for two third-round picks and a pick swap in Round 2. The Colts moved up from pick No. 47 to No. 42 and grabbed an additional pick in the third rounds of the 2022 (pick 73) and 2023 NFL Drafts.

The Colts also made a move for another quarterback, trading their third-round pick (No. 82) for Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. The Colts essentially traded away Wentz for Ryan, moving up in each round in the process.

Indianapolis Colts 2022 NFL Draft needs

Unfortunately, the Colts don’t select until No. 42 overall — 10 picks into Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft. With the growing likelihood of the top quarterbacks falling off the board in Round 1 and the early stages of Round 2, they made the decision to acquire Ryan from Atlanta.

Their list of needs likely changes in priority only as they’d be wise to secure the services of a young signal-caller to develop in addition to their short-term answer of Ryan. Here’s how Indianapolis’ draft needs stand after the Wentz and Ryan trades:

  • Offensive Tackle
  • Edge Defender
  • Wide Receiver
  • Safety
  • Quarterback

Cam Mellor is the Senior Director of the College Football/NFL Draft vertical for Pro Football Network. You can find his writing here and follow him on Twitter: @CamMellor.

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