There is no secret the Colts have been in the market for a new quarterback and despite signing Philip Rivers this offseason, that is still a position of need.
With no first round pick in the NFL Draft, the Colts may look to package a few picks to move back in the first, or use one of the two early second round picks and pick up a quarterback.
With a deep quarterback class, however, waiting until some of the later rounds could be the Colts best play.
NFL.com insider Gil Brandt said one guy to keep an eye on in the later rounds for the Colts is Washington State’s Anthony Gordon.
Projected to go in the middle rounds of the draft, Gordon wouldn’t be a guy to start day one for the Colts, but learning from Rivers and Jacoby Brissett, both of whom know the system quite well, would be extremely beneficial.
At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Gordon had a very productive season as a senior. He completed 71.6 percent of his passes for 5,579 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions in 13 starts for the Cougars.
Gordon’s 5,579 passing yards were the sixth most all-time in a single season, while his 689 attempts were the most in college football last year. Needless to say, Gordon has had quite the usage rate.
Though Gordon’s stats were amongst the best in college football last year, the one knock on his game is the lack of arm strength. With the Colts lack of explosive plays a season ago, they could be looking at someone different who could open up the playbook.
A backup for Gardner Minshew his junior year, Gordon is the newest member of the Mike Leach ‘Air Raid’ offense that will look to excel in the pros.