2020 NFL Draft Team Needs: Indianapolis Colts (7-9)

By Dakota Follett (@dakfollett) | Published April 11, 2020

With the signing of Philip Rivers during the offseason, the Colts fully intend to make a super-chargers run. Adding some more weapons on offense should be a priority during the draft, in addition to filling in several holes on defense. Be sure to download your copy of the 2020 NFL Draft Bible, featuring 600+ scouting reports.

*Italics indicate offseason addition.

QUARTERBACK: Philip Rivers/Jacoby Brissett/Chad Kelly

Money Invested: $47.125M | Percentage of Cap: % | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: Philip Rivers was brought over from the Chargers to compete with Jacoby Brissett and most likely be their starter. Both players are getting paid starter money, so they probably won’t add here.

RUNNING BACK: Marlon Mack/Nyheim Hines | Depth: Jordan Wilkins/Bruce Anderson/Darius Jackson

Money Invested: $5.339M | Percentage of Cap: 2.7% | Need Level: LOW/MEDIUM

Overview: Marlon Mack enjoyed a nice season last year and Nyheim Hines has been productive in his spell-back role. 

WIDE RECEIVER: TY Hilton/Zach Pascal/Parris Campbell | Depth: Chad Williams/Ashton Dulin/Daurice Fountain/Steve Ishmael/Malik Henry/Artavis Scott/Rodney Adams

Money Invested: $21.057M | Percentage of Cap: 10.6% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: TY Hilton is obviously a star; Zach Pascal has played well when leaned on and Parris Campbell is probably ready to take on a bigger role. However, you have to wonder when the Colts are ready to grab a true bonafide option to compliment Hilton.

TIGHT END: Jack Doyle/Mo Alie-Cox | Depth: Billy Brown/Xavier Grimble/Matt Lengel/Ian Bunting

Money Invested: $12.110M | Percentage of Cap: 6.1% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Jack Doyle has been reliable in Frank Reich’s offense but there’s no doubt the Colts will look for somebody to fill in for the departured Eric Ebron.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Anthony Castonzo/Braden Smith | Depth: Le’Raven Clark/Chaz Green/Cedrick Lang/Brandon Hitner/Travis Vornkahl

Money Invested: $22.452M | Percentage of Cap: 11.3% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Braden Smith has emerged as one of the best young right tackles in the game and Anthony Castonzo is as reliable as they come on the blindside.

OFFENSIVE GUARD: Quenton Nelson/Mark Glowinski | Depth: Jake Eldrenkamp/Andrew Donnal

Money Invested: $14.930M | Percentage of Cap: 7.5% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Everyone knows how good Quenton Nelson is and Mark Glowinski is nobody to sneeze at either. If the Colts can keep this duo locked up, they won’t need to add here for awhile.

CENTER: Ryan Kelly | Depth: Javon Patterson

Money Invested: $10.979M | Percentage of Cap: 5.5% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Ryan Kelly was recently locked up by the Colts to be their starter at center for years to come.

DEFENSIVE LINE: DeForest Buckner/Denico Autry | Depth: Sheldon Day/Grover Stewart/Tyquan Lewis

Money Invested: $34.263M | Percentage of Cap: 17.3% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: The Colts added DeForest Buckner and Sheldon Day this offseason to solidify the interior of their defensive front long-term.

EDGE RUSHER: Justin Houston/Kemoko Turay | Depth: Al-Quadin Muhammad/Ben Banogu/Iseoluwapo Jegede/Gerri Green

Money Invested: $15.199M | Percentage of Cap: 7.7% | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: The Colts are very high on youngsters Kemoko Turay and Ben Banogu to develop into premier pass rushers opposite the veteran Justin Houston.

LINEBACKER: Darius Leonard/Anthony Walker/Bobby Okereke | Depth: Matthew Adams/EJ Speed/Zaire Franklin/Skai Moore

Money Invested: $8.041M | Percentage of Cap: 4.1% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: The need is high here for a better middle linebacker because Darius Leonard is a stud and Bobby Okereke looks like he could be headed that way as well.

CORNERBACK: Xavier Rhodes/Kenny Moore II/Rock Ya-Sin | Depth: TJ Carrie/Quincy Wilson/Marvell Tell III/Lafayette Pitts/Jackson Porter/Picasso Nelson

Money Invested: $16.495M | Percentage of Cap: 8.3% | Need Level: MEDIUM/HIGH

Overview: The Colts moved on from Pierre Desir and replaced him with Xavier Rhodes, who is coming off a terrible season. They are hoping Rock Ya-Sin can develop into a starter here. Otherwise they will need to continue to add here.

SAFETY: Khari Willis/Malik Hooker | Depth: George Odum/Rolan Milligan

Money Invested: $6.305M | Percentage of Cap: 3.2% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Malik Hooker is a ballhawk at the free safety, but the Colts will need to address the need at strong safety beside him.

KICKER: Chase McLaughlin |Money Invested: $0.675M | Percentage of Cap: 0.3% | Need Level: MEDIUM

PUNTER: Rigoberto Sanchez | Money Invested: $2M | Percentage of Cap: 1% | Need Level: LOW

LONG SNAPPER: Luke Rhodes | Money Invested: $0.850M | Percentage of Cap: 0.4% | Need Level: LOW

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