3 draft prospects Colts must consider as their next franchise QB ft. Bryce Young

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Alabama v Kansas State
Bryce Young celebrates winning the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Kansas State.

After a 4-12-1 season and disappointing quarterback performances, the Indianapolis Colts have the No. 4 pick in the upcoming draft. Indianapolis is most likely set to make a major splash with the selection of a quarterback.

The Colts are in need of an elite quarterback, having been without one since Andrew Luck retired in 2019. Bryce Young looks like the next possible option at quarterback for the Colts after the Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan experiments failed.

Bryce Young

Bryce Young vs. Vanderbilt this season
Bryce Young vs. Vanderbilt this season

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Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young might just be the No. 4 overall pick in the draft.

Young is a talented, agile quarterback with a powerful arm and outstanding accuracy. He can stretch the field with his deep throws, run the ball with surprising efficiency and has the football IQ to make the correct read and throw a majority of the time.

Young established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in college football, leading Alabama to a national title in 2020.

His poise in the pocket, ability to make quick decisions and experience playing in big games will make him a great candidate to lead this team.

Young is the perfect fit and could be a great asset to the team. With superstar running back Jonathan Taylor and the Colts’ offensive line giving him the time he needs to make the correct reads, drafting a quarterback with Bryce Young's potential seems like the best move.

C.J. Stroud

C.J. Stroud in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
C.J. Stroud in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

The talent that has been displayed by the Ohio State quarterback, especially in this year's game vs. No. 1-ranked Georgia, makes you hesitant to select any other quarterback but C.J. Stroud in this draft.Coached by Ryan Day in college, when Stroud was starting for the Buckeyes, he went 21-4. Those only losses came against rival Michigan twice, Alabama in the national championship game, and Georgia in the semifinals this season. Despite the reputation of losing in big games, the performances have been pretty impressive from a scouting standpoint.

The surrounding help in Indianapolis may not be the same as it was at Ohio State, as the receiving core in Columbus was at an NFL-caliber level. But the Colts do have a great offensive line and a couple pieces on offense that could make an NFL team led by C.J. Stroud a scary opponent.

Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce have also shown the upside of being solid wide receiver options as well. Jonathan Taylor also isn't the worst option to have at running back.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. UCLA
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. UCLA

You may not see Dorian Thompson-Robinson on top of a lot of draft boards. But from what he showed at UCLA, the talent is undeniable and would definitely be worth taking a risk.

Sure, he may not be as good as other quarterbacks in this draft. He may not have the size or arm strength, but every time Thompson-Robinson was healthy, he was a threat to absolutely tear apart defenses. It could be a boom-or-bust situation. His dual-threat capability and lead-by-example style of play makes him one of at least the top five quarterback options. He can also hurdle defenders like it's nothing.

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