Two picks after the first quarterback comes off the board, the Colts jump at the opportunity to select CJ Stroud.
To say the 2022 season was a nightmare for the Colts’ quarterback room would be a massive understatement. A year after Carson Wentz took over as QB1, the Colts fell on harder times (imagine that) with a far-pas-his-prime Matt Ryan who was replaced by Sam Ehlinger but he didn’t exactly fare well.
Indianapolis needs a franchise quarterback to pair with Johnathan Taylor so the pressure can be taken off the elite running back’s shoulders. Teams just haven’t respected the Colts’ passing game for a couple of years and that just adds extra mileage to Taylor.
Stroud would be a heck of a pick here and Bryce Young is 1A to his 1B so there isn’t a huge difference between talent levels here.
He passed for 8,123 yards and 85 touchdowns with a 69 percent completion rate over his two-year starting career with the Buckeyes. Not too shabby.