The Indianapolis Colts enter the 2020 NFL Draft with the uncertainty of who is the quarterback of the future.
The 2020 draft class is one of the best in years and many of the best qb prospects will come off the board early.
With no first-round pick, the Colts could still find a diamond in the rough by selecting a quarterback in the later rounds.
Here are 3 quarterbacks that could be late-round gems for the Colts.
1. Anthony Gordon:
Gordon finally got his shot at Washington State after spending time backing up Gardner Minshew, who was a fifth-round pick.
His numbers in 2019 were sensational as he challenged Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow for the lead in both passing yards and touchdowns.
Totaling 5,579 yards and 48 touchdowns earned him Pac 12 second-team honors.
Gordon is a strong arm quarterback with great touch on his passes.
He excels when throwing the ball downfield.
This lead to him having nine 400 yard games, including a 580-yard performance at Washington State.
His style may fit well with deep threat T. Y. Hilton and the sure-handed Jack Doyle if the Colts select him.
— Christopher Reiss (@NFL_ChrisReiss) January 25, 2020
2. Brian Lewerke
The Michigan State product is coming off a career year where he threw for over 3,000 yards.
Though his prowess in the air is not his only tool. In his sophomore year, he ran for over 500 and added to that last season as he rushed for 363 yards.
The dual-threat quarterback finished with a school-record 9,548 total yards.
Lewerke has the potential to be Colts fan’s poor man’s version of Andrew Luck.
His ability to make tight-window throws along with his agility and scrambling ability make him a very interesting option at the back of the draft.
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3. James Morgan
Morgan was Conference USA’s Newcomer of the Year in 2018 as he made an impact upon transferring to FIU.
He threw for a school-record 26 touchdowns and compiled 2,727 yards.
He added to that in 2019 as he threw for 2,585 and 14 touchdowns.
Morgan also has the reputation of being a tough player as he tends to take the big hit to make throws.
He also played through a knee injury for an entire season.
He is a Green Bay native and idolized Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.
It shows in his play.
Scouts believe he has NFL level arm talent.
Morgan throws high-velocity spirals that can fit into any window.
He also has a quick release which allowed him to avoid sacks at FIU.
James Morgan may have the most upside of the three quarterbacks mentioned.
“I think for my entire life I really believe that I can do it… drives me everyday to be my best and work as hard as I can and help an organization win some games.”
— Greg Williams (@GregWilliams28) April 4, 2020