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Richardson aiming to be Colts' Week 1 starter

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Although Anthony Richardson is considered a raw prospect, the Florida product is eager to prove why the Indianapolis Colts picked him fourth overall as soon as he can.

"(I'll) try to be ready (to start) before preseason, try to be ready before the first game," Richardson said, according to Andrew Walker of the team website.

"You know, they picked me this high for a reason, so I'm gonna put the work in and make sure I'm ready for the franchise."

Richardson only played 22 games in three seasons at Florida, totaling 4,221 yards and 36 touchdowns. The 20-year-old ran the fastest 40-yard dash time by an NFL signal-caller in combine history and measured in at 6-foot-4, 244 pounds.

Richardson joins a quarterback room that includes Gardner Minshew and Sam Ehlinger. Minshew has started 22 games in his career, including two last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Ehlinger was disappointing in his three starts last year, going 0-3 with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

With the Colts in need of stability at the quarterback position, Richardson has the opportunity to seize the starting job on Day 1.

"You know, for one, I'm a hard worker," Richardson said. "I truly believe that, and I'm willing to work hard and work harder than anybody."

The Colts have eight picks remaining in the NFL draft.

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