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Colts GM Chris Ballard hints at 2 prospects in pre-draft press conference

Colts GM Chris Ballard hints at 2 prospects in pre-draft press conference

Draft season is a rather translucent stage amidst an inevitably news-hungry NFL offseason. Smokescreen galore is distributed amongst all NFL front office members and agents, however, there are some needles in the haystack where fans and analysts alike can begin to read the tea leaves.

Ever since the 2023 NFL season concluded, Indianapolis Colts fans far and wide have discussed which position their team will be selecting first in the upcoming draft. Three positions (CB, WR, EDGE) plus a single outlier — Brock Bowers — have been the talk of the town. Thankfully, draft week is upon us. All that...

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3 NFL Draft prospects to watch for the Colts — Week 5

3 NFL Draft prospects to watch for the Colts — Week 5

In this weekly series, we’ll break down three prospects who could be great fits for the Indianapolis Colts.

In this series, I’ll be breaking down three intriguing prospects that the Colts should take a strong look at. These prospects could be blue chip first round prospects or diamond in the rough late round guys. This series will run weekly until the draft.


Cooper Dejean — Cornerback — Iowa

Dejean is one of the most talked about players in the draft and many experts believe he is the top cornerback in his class. Dejean checks off many of the...

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With 19-21 first round grades, don’t be surprised if the Colts trade back in the draft

With 19-21 first round grades, don’t be surprised if the Colts trade back in the draft

The Colts feel pretty good about their positining in the upcoming draft.

When the 2024 NFL Draft kicks off next Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts feel they are in a good spot. There are several reasons for Chris Ballard and the rest of his unit to feel positive. Normally, they are entering the draft having not seriously addressed the quarterback situation, usually relying on a bandage to get them by instead of having the long term answer on the roster. Anthony Richardson checks that box in a big way. Additionally, the Colts have the fifteenth overall pick, yet according to Ballard,...

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Colts 2024  Draft Big Board Prediction

Colts 2024 Draft Big Board Prediction

What could the Colts Draft Board look like? Jay Robins takes a stab at cracking what the board could look like in 9 tiers of prospects.

Colts GM Chris Ballard had his pre-draft press conference yesterday, and he gave some interesting nuggets about his draft board. Specifically that he had 19-21 prospects on his board with Round 1 Grades.

As the Draft nears, it’s time to speculate what the Colts Board could look like. This will be broken up into 9 separate tiers. Note: this is not my personal board, but rather speculating what could be Ballard’s. Not every player...

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The Colts vision to maximize each player through Steichen’s system

The Colts vision to maximize each player through Steichen’s system

If an impact player is available when the Colts are on the clock, Steichen will discover how to maximize the rookie’s abilities in his system.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard lectured to reporters on Friday, explaining how NFL teams cannot build a roster through free agency because “it is too expensive and does not last over time.”

Ballard stays true to his philosophy to build and develop a contender through the NFL draft. He mentioned the war room currently has between 19-21 prospects with first round grades. It will be his eighth draft class aiming to field the best team...

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Colts GM Chris Ballard calls trading up high enough for Marvin Harrison Jr. as ‘fantasy-land’

Colts GM Chris Ballard calls trading up high enough for Marvin Harrison Jr. as ‘fantasy-land’

While the sentimental Colts fan would sure love to see the franchise select Marvin Harrison Jr., it unsurprisingly was shot down by their general manager Chris Ballard.

On Friday’s ‘The Rich Eisen Show,’ Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard called trading up high enough to realistically select prized Ohio State wideout Marvin Harrison Jr., who’s a projected Top 7 pick (and arguably a generational wide receiver prospect), as nothing short of ‘fantasy-land’—later denoting it as ‘very difficult to do’:

“Sure there is (a chance), when I go into ‘fantasy land,’” Ballard quipped when asked about the rare possibility of...

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Takeaways from Colts GM Chris Ballard’s annual pre-draft press conference

Takeaways from Colts GM Chris Ballard’s annual pre-draft press conference

Colts general manager Chris Ballard spoke to the local media on Friday ahead of draft day, and while he didn’t disclose much, there were a few nuggets of information.

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard held his annual pre-draft press conference on Friday, and there are a few quick takeaways as ‘draft day’ quickly approaches in late April—with the Horseshoe currently holding the 15th overall pick:


Excited for New Director of Sports Performance Mike Minnis


Jokingly Extended DeForest Buckner to ‘Blow Up’ Twitter


Not Worried About Secondary Being ‘Too Young’


**Colts Tight End...

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34 quarterbacks have built a legacy on 1 career-defining win

34 quarterbacks have built a legacy on 1 career-defining win

Peyton Manning is one of 13 quarterbacks to win multiple Super Bowls and led the Indianapolis Colts to the franchise’s first world title in Super Bowl XLI.

Only 34 starting quarterbacks in NFL history have ever won a Super Bowl.

Winning the ultimate prize on the grandest stage is a career-defining accomplishment as a gunslinger, which gains exclusive access to Club Lombardi. Peyton Manning is one of 13 quarterbacks to win multiple Super Bowls and led the Indianapolis Colts to the franchise’s first world title in Super Bowl XLI. Tom Brady leads the prestigious group with an NFL record seven...

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Reed’s Surprise Mock Draft

Reed’s Surprise Mock Draft

Guess who’s back??

I’m excited to be back for a bit leading up to draft season. For reference, every year since 2018, I have correctly picked the Colts first round pick, when they’ve kept it and even got Michael Pittman Jr. as their most likely target in January of that draft year.

My mock drafts are extensive with more thought and effort put into it than most National Media types. I go over every teams need and see what makes the most sense for each team at each given spot. Am I perfect? Nope. Nobody is. But I do give...

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GMFB’s Peter Schrager speculates Colts as ‘team worth watching’ to trade up from #15 in NFL Draft

GMFB’s Peter Schrager speculates Colts as ‘team worth watching’ to trade up from #15 in NFL Draft

Could the Colts trade up to potentially land one of the ‘Big 3’ top prospects at wideout in this upcoming NFL Draft?

According to FoxSports and GMFB’s Peter Schrager on ‘The Pat McAfee Show,’ the Indianapolis Colts are an NFL team he’s potentially watching to trade up to the #9 spot (from their current #15th overall pick) in order to take one of the upcoming draft’s top wide receiver prospects—should any of the ‘Big 3’ slide just a few spots:

“If the Cardinals sit pretty at #4, Marvin Harrison Jr. I’m told is the pick, but they could move...

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Colts’ NFL Draft 1st round scenarios

Colts’ NFL Draft 1st round scenarios

The NFL Draft is just a week away right now, and time and time again it has been proven that it is near impossible to try and predict accurately what teams are going to do.

Colts stay put, draft a defensive player with the #15 pick.

There are a lot of defensive players that would improve the Colts right away. You have cornerbacks like Quinyon Mitchell, Terrion Arnold, and Cooper DeJean. You also have edge-rushers like Laiatu Latu or Jared Verse, that would provide some much needed pass-rush from the edge. Any of those five players would be competing...

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SB Nation Mock Draft: Colts select Georgia tight end Brock Bowers with 15th pick

SB Nation Mock Draft: Colts select Georgia tight end Brock Bowers with 15th pick

The Colts added a versatile receiving tight end weapon, Brock Bowers, to aid Anthony Richardson’s development.

With the 15th overall pick in the 2024 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Georgia tight end Brock Bowers.

Here’s how the mock draft board fell before the Colts’ called in the prized tight end’s name at No. 15:

1. QB Caleb Williams, USC

2. Drake Maye, QB UNC

3. Jayden Daniels, QB LSU

4. JJ McCarthy, QB Michigan

5. Marvin Harrison Jr., WR OSU

6. Rome Odunze, WR Washington...

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