2023 NFL Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts
Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Indianapolis Colts in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 29
This might seem like an audacious claim seeing how the No. 4 overall draft pick, Anthony Richardson, is still a long way from taking his first snap. But the reality is the Colts' offseason has been defined by its lack of major upgrades from last season's 4-12-1 campaign. The selection of Richardson represents the biggest investment in resources the Colts have made. For the record, kicker Matt Gay -- a 2021 Pro Bowl selection signed by the Colts in March -- should bring consistency to a position that has been unstable for Indianapolis.
NFL.com -- Rank: 28
CBS Sports -- Rank: 29
USA Today -- Rank: 31
The Athletic -- Rank: 28
Hype man: Shane Steichen has already proven he can build an offense around a multi-talented young quarterback, and Jonathan Taylor is poised for a bounce-back season. With continuity on defense, where we finished in the top half of the league last year, we've got a fighting chance.
DeForest Downer: Richardson is definitely exciting, but he's so inexperienced the cliché of him being a couple of years away from being a couple of years away comes to mind.
PFF -- Rank: 29
With Indianapolis' quarterback job previously up for grabs between Gardner Minshew, Nick Foles and Sam Ehlinger, the team's 2023 outlook was grim. Anthony Richardson, their first-round pick, undoubtedly gives them more faith long term, but that may not translate right away in 2023. The Colts were one of the "winners" of the draft after selecting several high-ceiling, uber-athletic players, including Kansas State cornerback Julius Brents, Northwestern defensive lineman Adetomiwa Adebawore and Miami tight end Will Mallory, but it will likely take a year or two before this class can significantly impact the win column.
PFT -- Rank: 26
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