The much, much anticipated NFL draft is, mercifully, almost here. That means it’s time to get in some seven round mock drafts for each and every NFL writer.
The Indianapolis Colts only have only 5 picks heading into the draft, and none in the first round. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t add some much needed talent to their roster.
I have provided who I would like to see the Colts draft, in a realistic position, and also gave some other options that would be good for the horse shoe.
Anyways, enough chit chat, let’s get right to it:
Round 2: Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida St.
I had recently changed my mind and said that I would prefer Deone Bucannon over Brooks, but I flip flopped again. Brooks has nice instincts in coverage and though, his tackling is somewhat concerning, I am hoping he can improve with coaching, and also by adding bulk in an NFL off-season training program. Besides, the Colts are desperate for a safety that possesses good coverage skills, and Brooks can provide that.
Other options I like: OLB Marcus Smith, S Bucannon
Round 3: DaQuan Jones, NT, Penn St.
This was a toughie for me. I really want to see the Colts improve their front 7 even further, as I strongly believe that it is key to success in the NFL on the defensive side of the ball. And, even though I like a few corner prospects here, I decided to go that route by taking Jones. I’ve heard great things about him and having a good nose tackle is key to a 3-4 defense.
other options: CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Jaylen Watkins
Round 5: Bryan Stork, C, Florida St.
Simply put, the Colts could use some help at the offensive line position. Stork anchored a national championship winning offensive line and hopefully he can continue that winning trend in Indianapolis.
other options: CB Walt Aikens
Round 6: Michael Sam, DE/OLB, Missouri
Sam is a well known name in the NFL world and outside of it, but that’s irrelevant to this pick. Adding a pass rusher in the draft is a must for the blue and white, and Sam seems to be good value here. He was the SEC defensive player of the year and a consensus All-American, which all sounds dandy to me. I wouldn’t mind Morgan Breslin here either.
other options: OLB Morgan Breslin, OG Zach Fulton
Round 7: Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU
Hands, hands, hands. I love a receiver with great hands and that’s what Hoffman has. Unfortunately I love route running as well and I was not very impressed by that aspect of his game. Regardless, he’s a 7th rounder so he’s going to have his flaws, and if he’s going to become a good route runner, there’s no one better to learn from than the master himself, Reggie Wayne.
other options: C Andrew Miller, CB Aaron Colvin, RB/WR Dri Archer, RB De’Anthony Thomas
A coverage safety, a penetrating nose tackle, an intelligent center, a pass rusher and a handsy receiver: this sounds like a nice combination of draft picks to me and wouldn’t mind seeing it happen when the actual draft rolls around. Go Colts!
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