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Irsay: Colts would've taken Levis if Richardson off board at No. 4

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay gave a glimpse into his team's draft board Saturday, revealing that Kentucky quarterback Will Levis would've likely been a Colt had Anthony Richardson been off the board at the No. 4 pick, The Athletic's Zak Keefer shared.

The Colts' other option would've been to trade back, Irsay added.

Levis was widely connected to the Colts in mock drafts.

After the Carolina Panthers took Bryce Young first overall and the Houston Texans selected C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson on consecutive picks, the Colts made Florida quarterback Richardson the next face of their franchise.

The always-outspoken Irsay said Indianapolis loved the ultra-athletic Richardson. "Even if we had the first pick in the draft, we would've probably taken Anthony," Irsay remarked.

Levis endured an agonizing wait until early in Round 2 to hear his name called. The Tennessee Titans, rivals of the Colts, traded up to select the polarizing passer with the 33rd overall pick.

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