DEEP FRIED DRAFT
The Indianapolis Colts finally returned to the postseason. Head coach Frank Reich guided Indy to a 10-6 regular season. They eventually fell to Kansas City in the divisional round. Andrew Luck finally looks like he is back to form. A reformed offensive line and a healthy Luck worked wonders.
GM Chris Ballard has built the foundation, however, there is still work to be done.
Today, I will go through all seven rounds of a mock draft to see if I can make the Indianapolis Colts a better team. I will use my own big board, with User-Votes team needs, and the difficult setting at the draft simulator site Fanspeak. You all can do the same.
Round 1/Pick 26
The Pick: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
The Colts still need to add pieces on the defensive side. If Greedy Williams falls to this pick, he would almost certainly be the best player available. It so happens to coincidentally be a position of need. Williams is a potential lockdown corner. He has tremendous skills in a press man scheme. You could pencil him in as a day one starter.
Round 2/Pick 34
The Pick: Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson
Lawrence is a plug and play nose tackle. He is very athletic for a man of 330+ pounds. He would fit nicely in the middle of the Indy defense.
Round 2/Pick 58
The Pick: Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon
The Colts need to get T.Y. Hilton some help. He and Eric Ebron were pretty much it as far as receiving targets go. Dillon Mitchell is a good combination of size and speed. He should test well at the Combine. He will be a perfect complement to Hilton.
Round 3/Pick 89
The Pick: Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia
A lot of people are clamoring for Indianapolis to sign Le’Veon Bell in free agency. I just don’t feel it is necessary. Marlon Mack emerged as a more than capable back last year. Pairing him with an explosive runner like Holyfield will go along way and be a hell of a lot cheaper.
Round 4/Pick 128
The Pick: Keelan Doss, WR, UC-Davis
As I said earlier, they don’t have much at WR outside of Hilton. After selecting Mitchell earlier, I think it would behoove the Colts to double-dip at the position early. Keelan Doss will be a tremendous possession type receiver. He has an incredible catch radius. He is built in the Keenan Allen mold.
THE REST OF THE PICKS:
4/135: Ben Banogu, EDGE, TCU
5/164: Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU
6/198: Lukas Denis, S, Boston College
7/240: Ryan Pope, OT, San Diego State
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