Here are the Colts’ selections in this year’s NFL Draft.
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As HoosierStateBets communicated last week, the Indianapolis Colts’ 2022 NFL Draft started on “Day 2,” or Friday, since the Colts did not possess a first round pick.
Following is a complete list of the Indianapolis Colts’ 2022 NFL Draft Picks.
Cincinnati WR Alec Pierce (Round 2, #53 Overall)
An Illinois native, wide receiver Alec Pierce was instrumental in the Bearcats’ NCAA national championship bid, which fell just short at the hands of Alabama in the Cotton Bowl Classic.
Pierce racked up 884 receiving yards along with 8 touchdowns during his senior year in college, with an astounding Yards Per Catch total of 17 yards. He played in all 14 games for the Bearcats last season, in which the NCAA Division I college football team went 13-1 overall.
Bearcats head coach recently said that he “couldn’t be more excited for Alec and his family” after learning the wide receiver had been selected by the Colts in the 2nd Round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Virginia TE Jelani Woods (Round 3, #73 Overall)
The Colts benefitted from three 3rd Round picks on Friday, and maximized the scenario by selecting three promising young talents that could find a spot on the starting roster as soon as this regular season.
Jelani Woods is a 6’7” tight end who transferred from Oklahoma State to finish out his collegiate career with the Cavaliers. The Indianapolis Colts press team states that Woods caught 44 passes for 598 yards for Virginia, with 8 touchdowns during the 2021 NCAA regular season.
Central Michigan OT Bernhard Raimann (Round 3, #77 Overall)
The Division I Central Michigan Chippewas ended their 2021 NCAA season with a record of 9 wins and 4 losses. Bernhard Raimann was an integral part of the team’s success, and is highly touted by the Colts this season as a solution to boltering the professional football team’s offensive line.
Maryland Safety Nick Cross (Round 3, #96 Overall)
In a trade deal with the Denver Broncos, the Colts picked up Maryland Terrapins safety Nick Cross near the end of Friday’s “Day 2” NFL Draft. Cross ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, and had 134 tackles during his three year career at Maryland.
Other Indianapolis selections in the 2022 NFL Draft include
Missouri State DT Eric Johnson (Round 5, #159 Overall)
Youngstown State TE Andrew Ogletree (Round 6, #192 Overall)
Cincinnati DT Curtis Brooks (Round 6, #216 Overall)
Yale CB Rodney Thomas II (Round 7, #239 Overall)
The Colts finished the 2021 NFL regular season with a record of 9 wins and 8 losses, including a two game losing streak that dashed their hopes for an AFC Wildcard berth.
Colts Look To QB Matt Ryan To Improve Super Bowl Hopes
The Colts acquired veteran Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in March, a move that will make the team’s signal caller a central point of focus throughout the 2022 regular season.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay sees Matt Ryan as a long term investment for the team, and it will be interesting to see how Ryan performs as a fantasy pick during his first regular season games with the franchise.
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