With the majority of player movement across the league dying down, the focus now turns to getting the rookies and new veteran players acclimated to their new teams. The Indianapolis Colts are chiefly among those getting the ball rolling in that department.
With a 12-player draft class and a handful of veterans joining the roster via free agency, the Colts have a lot of work to do when it comes to transitioning into the scheme and mentality under new head coach Shane Steichen.
As it pertains to the draft class, the first three selections for the Colts should have impact roles right away. Quarterback Anthony Richardson (No. 4 overall) should push for the starting role entering Week 1 while both cornerback Julius Brents (No. 44 overall) and slot wide receiver Josh Downs (No. 79 overall) have paths to starting the season at their respective positions.
Thus, Natalie Miller of Draft Wire made some early stat projections for the rookie trio entering the 2023 campaign: