Marvin Harrison Jr. is likely to be one of the top players selected in the NFL Draft. If that happens, the Indianapolis Colts are unlikely to be in the mix, but general manager Chris Ballard admitted he has thought about it.

During an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show,” Ballard was asked about the potential of getting 8-9 games a year of Harrison lining up inside Lucas Oil Stadium. Marvin Harrison Sr., of course, is a member of the Colts’ Ring of Honor.

“Sure there is when I go into a fantasyland,” said Ballard with a chuckle about the prospects of selecting Harrison. “He’s a talented guy, but there’s also a lot of other talented players in the draft. He’s a very talented young man. Of course raised the right way by Marvin.”

Ballard also admitted the idea of going as high as it would take to select Harrison something that goes against his historical nature in the draft:

“You’ve always gotta have 2 (teams) to do it, and it would be very difficult,” Ballard admitted. “…And that’s not exactly been my nature to move up and give up what it would take to get that high.”

What are sportsbooks saying?

By all accounts, Harrison is expected to be a top-5 pick when the draft kicks off. DraftKings has Harrison at -500 to be the first non-quarterback selected in the draft, and his odds to be a top 5 pick are -1600.

ESPN Bet has a similar outlook with Harrison listed at -250 to be the No. 4 pick in the draft. That slot is currently held by the Arizona Cardinals, and they are certainly in the market for a receiver.

That’s a problem for the Colts, without a trade to move up drastically in the draft. The Colts currently hold the No. 15 pick in the draft and could be looking to an entirely different position with their first pick.

Indianapolis is set at quarterback after taking Anthony Richardson early a season ago. However, the team recently re-signed receiver Michael Pittman Jr., and ESPN Bet has the Colts at +105 to take a cornerback with their first selection. Tight end and receiver are tied for second in those odds at +280.

Fans would undoubtedly love to see another Harrison in the blue horseshoe working with Richardson, but that looks unlikely at this point. We’ll see if Indianapolis pulls off a draft day stunner or looks elsewhere to begin the draft.