Top Remaining Wide Receivers the Colts Should Target in Free Agency

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Top free agent wide receivers still available that the Colts need to target, including Taylor Gabriel. | Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts have a clear need at wide receiver. T.Y. Hilton hasn't stayed healthy for a full 16-game season since 2017, Devin Funchess is gone, and there's simply not much depth on their receiving corps.

This year's free agent class isn't especially deep at wide receiver, and most of the top options have already been signed. The Colts can (and should) address WR in the draft as well, but with no first-round pick they won't be landing a top-tier talent there, either.

With that in mind, here are three remaining free agent wideouts the Colts should target.

3. Taylor Gabriel

Taylor Gabriel
Taylor Gabriel during a game against the Giants. | Rob Leiter/Getty Images

Injuries limited Taylor Gabriel to 9 games in 2019, but he's flashed plenty of promise throughout his career. He's averaged 7.9 yards per target since entering the NFL in 2014, which, for context, would have ranked top-70 among qualifying players in 2019. It also would have tied him with Davante Adams and JuJu Smith-Schuster. He's undersized, at 5-foot-7, but that hasn't held him back in his NFL career so far.

2. Paul Richardson Jr.

Paul Richardson
Paul Richardson against the Bills. | Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Injuries also limited Paul Richardson in 2019 (10 games), but he has established himself as a dangerous deep threat. He has averaged at least 13.0 yards per reception in three of the last four seasons. He's averaged 13.3 per reception overall in that stretch, which ranks top 50 in the NFL in that time (min. 100 receptions).

1. Rashard Higgins

Rashard Higgins
Rashard Higgins during a 2019 game against the Bills. | Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Rashard Higgins has shown even more big-play ability, averaging 13.4 yards per reception on 76 catches since entering the league. He looked like he was on the verge of a breakout in 2018 when he had 572 yards and 4 touchdowns on 39 catches, but he got buried behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry on the Cleveland Browns' depth chart in 2019. At just 25 years old, the best may still be yet to come for Higgins, and he could bring some nice low-cost upside to this receiving corps.

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