The Indianapolis Colts are roughly a week away from the 2024 NFL Draft, which means the predictions and projections in mock drafts are coming out of the woodwork.

In a seven-round mock draft from The Athletic’s Dane Brugler, there were no trades for the Colts. That’s about where the gripes would end after looking at the haul Indy got in this mock draft.

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Dane Brugler nailed Colts picks in NFL mock draft

Colts’ haul in Brugler’s NFL mock draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 15 Quinyon Mitchell CB Toledo
2 46 Ricky Pearsall WR Florida
3 82 Dadrion Taylor-Demerson S Texas Tech
4 117 Tanor Bortolini OG/C Wisconsin
5 151 Tyrone Tracy Jr. RB Purdue
6 191 Myles Cole DL Texas Tech
7 234 Tylan Grable OT UCF

Quinyon Mitchell is an ideal selection for Colts

There are a handful of players the Colts could theoretically stay put for at No. 15 overall. Mitchell is one of them. One of the highest risers throughout the pre-draft process, Mitchell would be an ideal complement to Julius Brents on the outside.

Here’s what Brugler said about the pick:

It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Colts go with a dynamic pass catcher at 15, especially if Bowers is still available. But Mitchell is an ideal fit, too, considering his tape, on-ball production and traits.

Mitchell has the size, length and physicality the Colts would love to see in a boundary cornerback, and his athleticism during testing only helped raise his stock.

Other players available on the board during the mock would be LSU wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. and Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean.

Ricky Pearsall reunited with Anthony Richardson

The Colts might be in the market for more of a vertical threat, but Pearsall is a fantastic addition to the wide receiver room, regardless. He can win at all three levels while working in the flanker/slot role, and his history with Richardson already gives him a leg up.

There is a good chance the Colts get a pass catcher in Round 1. If they don’t (like in this scenario), reuniting Pearsall with Anthony Richardson in the second round makes a lot of sense. Pearsall can line up across the formation in Shane Steichen’s scheme.

Addressing cornerback and wide receiver with the first two picks already nailed this mock draft.

MORE: Michael Pittman’s prediction on Anthony Richardson will shape Colts season

Sleepers at offensive line

The Colts offensive line is set for the most part, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be looking to add depth to the unit. The fourth-round selection of Tanor Bortolini is one of my favorites for the Colts. He can work at guard and center, and he brings elite athleticism as well as the pedigree of working in a run-heavy scheme at Wisconsin.

The other selection, Tylan Grable in the seventh round, seems like a Ballard selection based on traits.

General manager Chris Ballard and the Colts value raw athleticism at offensive tackle and Grable, with his 4.95 40 and 36.5-inch vertical at 6-6, 306, certainly fits. The former tight end has yet to play his best football.

Even though there were no trades, this is the kind of haul Colts fans should be pleased with.

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