Indianapolis Colts 2023 NFL Draft Picks

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Indianapolis Colts 2023 NFL Draft Picks


It was a rough 2022 season for the Colts. They finished 4-12-1 after having high expectations in the AFC South division. The team went from Carson Wentz to Matt Ryan, as things didn’t go as planned.

Now, the focus turns to the NFL Draft as they try to improve their roster. Here’s a look at the Colts’ draft picks for 2023.

List of 2023 Colts Draft Picks and Rounds

The Colts have nine selections in the 2023 draft including the fourth overall pick in Round 1. Here’s a complete list of the draft picks for the Colts.

They have one compensation pick among their nine picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.

– 1st Round: 4th overall

– 2nd Round: 35th overall

– 3rd Round: 79th overall (from Commanders)

– 4th Round: 106th overall

– 5th Round: 138th overall

– 5th Round: 162nd overall (from Bills)

– 5th Round: 176th overall (from Cowboys – compensation pick)

– 7th Round: 221st overall

– 7th Round: 236th overall (from Buccaneers)

The Colts traded their original sixth-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for linebacker Grant Stuard and a seventh-round pick. They gained a third-round pick from trading quarterback Carson Wentz to Washington and also dealt running back Nyheim Hines to Buffalo, which allowed them to receive a fifth-round pick.

The team recently traded cornerback Stephon Gilmore for a compensatory pick from the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round. The Colts have a pick in every round except for the sixth round. They will be looking to get back into the playoffs considering they have only made one appearance since franchise player Andrew Luck retired in 2019.

Indianapolis Colts 2023 Mock Draft and Team Needs

The most obvious need sits at quarterback. Matt Ryan was a failed experiment and has seen his best days as a pro fall behind him. They released Ryan on March 15 and are ready to move on with a new quarterback in the draft.

Which signal caller in the talented 2023 class will be available at No. 4? Many mock drafts have Florida’s Anthony Richardson heading to Indy after C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young likely go in the first two picks. Will Levis from Kentucky is also an option, as the Colts are looking to bring a new QB into the league quickly.

The Colts also need help on the offensive line for new head coach Shane Steichen. The unit struggled last year and general manager Chris Ballard has to get some depth up front for a team that will likely have a rookie quarterback taking over as the starter.

When is the 2023 NFL Draft?

Get ready for the highly anticipated NFL Draft, which will be held over three thrilling days in April in Kansas City, Missouri. The excitement begins on April 27th with the First Round picks, which will be broadcast live on NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

On April 28th at 7 p.m. ET, the second and third rounds will take place, followed by the final rounds on April 29th at noon ET. Football fans can expect an exciting experience as teams make their picks and add new talent to their rosters.

Indianapolis Colts Draft Picks FAQs

What is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft weekend takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This year, it’s located in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. Fans from all over the country go to one of the NFL’s biggest events.

What are the Colts’ 2023 NFL Draft Picks?

The Colts have nine draft picks thanks to trades in last year and this year’s offseason. They have a selection in every round except the sixth. They have three fifth-round picks and two seventh-round picks in April.

What pick do the Indianapolis Colts have in the first round?

After things went poorly last season, the Colts have the fourth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. At that position, it’s expected the team will go after a quarterback to build the franchise around for owner Jim Irsay.

Author: Sam Russell

Sam hails from Grandville, Michigan. He has a rich sports background, including playing baseball at Central Michigan before covering high school sports and working with the Orlando Magic. He earned his degree from Central Michigan University and was a member of the 2010 MAC Championship baseball team. Sam grew his knowledge of sports betting while working with Betsperts in various areas such as writing, social media, betting research, and business development. He's a big fan of the NBA, NFL, and MLB, highly interested in data and statistics.