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Colts’ 7-round mock draft pre-NFL combine

The Indianapolis Colts are focusing on gathering their draft board ahead of the 2024 NFL draft, and the scouting combine should help them do so in a major way.

At this point in the offseason, it’s far too early to know exactly which way the Colts will be leaning with the No. 15 overall pick. Considering they don’t have a need at quarterback, they can essentially go any direction they want.

A lot will change at the NFL scouting combine in Indy next week but before it arrives, here’s a seven-round mock draft for the Colts:

Round 1 | No. 15 overall

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(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Pick: CB Terrion Arnold, Alabama

Again, there are several ways the Colts can go with the No. 15 pick. They could add explosiveness to the offense in the form of Brian Thomas Jr. or Brock Bowers. Or they could add to the defensive side. In this mock, they go with the latter.

Arnold is the complete package at cornerback. He’s a smooth glider with the ability to flip his hips with ease. He plants and drives with success on a regular basis, and he shows a high IQ in zone coverage. A willing tackler on the boundary, Arnold seems like a perfect fit for Gus Bradley’s defense.

Round 2 | No. 46 overall

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(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Pick: WR Roman Wilson, Michigan

Adding explosiveness to the offense is a vital part of the offseason for the Colts. Wilson brings that and more as a versatile speedster who can line up in the slot or as the Z-receiver.

Though there are question marks about his lack of experience against press coverage, Wilson is a dynamic receiver with reliable hands and a mentality to play bigger than his frame. He would thrive on mesh concepts and deep crossers.

Round 3 | No. 82 overall

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(Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

The Pick: S Kamren Kinchens, Miami (FL)

It will be interesting to see how the Colts go about the safety position. They could add some starting talent in free agency. Regardless, Kinchens would be an intriguing prospect on Day 2 if the position is more of a need by the time the draft comes around.

He has the versatility to play in the box or as a deep zone safety in two-high or single-high looks. Kinchens brings serious physicality and intent to hit the ball carrier while showing promise as a coverage safety as well.

Round 4 | No. 118 overall

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Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

The Pick: EDGE Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State

Despite setting the single-season franchise record for sacks as a team in 2023, the Colts must continue adding to the pass rush. Kamara is an intriguing prospect on Day 3 even if he may not fit the typical mold from a length and twitchy athlete perspective.

Kamara was a team captain, which we know Chris Ballard loves, and he shows some nuance as a pass rusher when it comes to counter moves. He may not be an every down edge rusher, but there is upside to mold him into a solid situational pass rusher.

Round 5 | No. 150 overall

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Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Pick: TE Theo Johnson, Penn State

A Senior Bowl standout, Johnson would be an interesting addition to the tight end room. He’s an excellent blocker and could be used as an extension of the offensive line, but he also has experience being flexed out. Johnson is a strong route runner with reliable hands and could eventually turn into a starting Y tight end.

Round 6 | No. 193 overall

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Pick: iOL Tanor Bortolini, Wisconsin

It’s very likely the Colts already have their starting offensive line intact for 2024, but adding depth is very necessary. Bortolini has immense experience working at center and both guard positions throughout his collegiate career. He’s known for having a strong anchor while thriving in zone and combo-blocking concepts.

Round 7 | No. 232 overall

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Pick: DT Evan Anderson, Florida Atlantic

A two-year starter, Anderson would provide some intriguing depth for the Colts behind defensive tackle Grover Stewart, assuming the latter is re-signed. Either way, Anderson is a massive, space-eating interior defender who has the strength to dictate the interior. The Colts need to find depth at the one-technique, and Anderson could be an option on Day 3.

Story originally appeared on Colts Wire