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Indianapolis Colts



INDIANAPOLIS COLTS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: December 2

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WR
OT
EDGE

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OG
TE
DL3T
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
QB
WRS
OC
NT
OLB
ILB
CB

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
RBC
DL5T

Minimal Need (P9)


COLTS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #10
Most recent mock draft update: 12/3/2020

R1
20
Indianapolis
Patrick Jones II
Pitt
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-13
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260
Patrick Jones II NFL Draft photo
It was a choice between top OT and an EDGE phenom that I think will help put Indy in a better position to become an even better defense in the immediate future. Prior to the game vs Tennessee, Indy was a top-5 unit.

Anthony Castonzo is going into his final year of an extended contract in 2021, and I had wanted the Colts to draft his eventual replacement a year ago. However, the recent injury he suffered only highlights the need for his eventual successor and LOT is a high-priority for the 2021 NFL Draft

Be that at it may, the Colts have a solid defense with plenty of young, rising stars that can look to achieve an even loftier goal of "best in the NFL" once they add another EDGE rusher like Pitt's Patrick Jones II who can create increased pressure on the opposing QB. That pressure, along with other proven defenders will likely force opposing Defensive Coordinators to "pick their poison" game-planning against a highly weaponized defensive unit.

In the end, other than a wide-receiver, the first pick for Indy will be a guy in the trenches from either side of the ball. Yes, they still need some wideout help and yes, they can use a solid Tight End to replace the aging Jack Doyle. But there is immediate need for LOT, EDGE defender and also another OG to take the spot of Glowinksi.

What about a QB, you ask? Nah. The Colts have their QB of the future on the roster, and Jacoby Brissett "minds the store" in the interim between Rivers and Jacob Eason. Unless a future Andrew Luck-type rockets up the draft-prospect chart between now and next May --and is sitting there around selection #20.

Yeah, right.
R2
52
Indianapolis
Ben Cleveland
Georgia
OG
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
335
Ben Cleveland NFL Draft photo
R3
83
Indianapolis
Liam Eichenberg
Notre Dame
OT
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
302
Liam Eichenberg NFL Draft photo
R4
115
Indianapolis
Dazz Newsome
North Carolina
WR
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
175
Dazz Newsome NFL Draft photo
R5
147
Indianapolis
Tony Poljan
Virginia
TE
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
265
Tony Poljan NFL Draft photo
R6
178
Indianapolis
Greg Eisworth
Iowa State
S
Reach/Value:
-15
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
205
Greg Eisworth NFL Draft photo
R7
210
Indianapolis
Xavier Kelly
Arkansas
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-35
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
305
Xavier Kelly NFL Draft photo


COLTS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 2 34 Michael Pittman Jr. USC WR Reach -35
2020 2 41 Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin RB Value +0
2020 3 85 Julian Blackmon Utah S Reach -64
2020 4 122 Jacob Eason Washington QB Value +74
2020 5 149 Danny Pinter Ball State OG Reach -56
2020 6 193 Robert Windsor Penn State DL3T Value +33
2020 6 211 Isaiah Rodgers UMass DB Reach -16
2020 6 212 Dezmon Patmon Washington State WR Reach -94
2020 6 213 Jordan Glasgow Michigan OLB Reach -91
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 2 34 Rock Ya-Sin Temple CB Reach -21
2019 2 49 Ben Banogu Texas Christian EDGE Reach -47
2019 2 59 Parris Campbell Ohio State WR Reach -6
2019 3 89 Bobby Okereke Stanford ILB Value +2
2019 4 109 Khari Willis Michigan St S Reach -63
2019 5 144 Marvell Tell III USC S Reach -39
2019 5 164 E.J. Speed Tarleton State LB Reach -53
2019 6 199 Gerri Green Mississippi State EDGE Reach -78
2019 7 240 Jackson Barton Utah OT Reach -52
2019 7 246 Javon Patterson Ole Miss OG Reach -5
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 6 Quenton Nelson Notre Dame OG Reach -2
2018 2 36 Darius Leonard S Carolina State OLB Reach -49
2018 2 37 Braden Smith Auburn OG Reach -7
2018 2 52 Kemoko Turay Rutgers EDGE Reach -80
2018 2 64 Tyquan Lewis Ohio State EDGE Reach -81
2018 4 104 Nyheim Hines NC State RBC Value +10
2018 5 159 Daurice Fountain Northern Iowa WR Reach -125
2018 5 169 Jordan Wilkins Mississippi RB Reach -92
2018 6 185 Deon Cain Clemson WR Value +129
2018 7 221 Matthew Adams Houston LB Reach -102
2018 7 235 Zaire Franklin Syracuse LB Reach -102
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 15 Malik Hooker Ohio St S Value +11
2017 2 46 Quincy Wilson Florida CB Value +29
2017 3 80 Tarrell Basham Ohio EDGE Value +6
2017 4 137 Zach Banner USC G Reach -18
2017 4 143 Marlon Mack South Florida RB Value +7
2017 4 144 Grover Stewart Albany State DT Value +21
2017 5 158 Nate Hairston Temple CB Value +5
2017 5 161 Anthony Walker Jr. Northwestern LB Value +14
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 18 Ryan Kelly Alabama OC Reach -17
2016 2 57 T.J. Green Clemson S Reach -43
2016 3 82 Le'Raven Clark Texas Tech OT Reach -11
2016 4 116 Hassan Ridgeway Texas DL3T Reach -50
2016 4 125 Antonio Morrison Florida OLB Reach -39
2016 5 155 Joe Haeg North Dakota St OG Value +42
2016 7 239 Trevor Bates Maine LB Reach -144
2016 7 248 Austin Blythe Iowa OC Value +48
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 29 Phillip Dorsett Miami (FL) WRS Reach -36
2015 3 65 D'Joun Smith Florida Atlantic CB Reach -28
2015 3 93 Henry Anderson Stanford EDGE Value +33
2015 4 109 Clayton Geathers Central Florida S Reach -86
2015 5 151 David Parry Stanford DL1T Reach -40
2015 6 205 Josh Robinson Mississippi St RB Value +17
2015 6 207 Amarlo Herrera Georgia ILB Value +28
2015 7 255 Denzelle Good Mars Hill TE Reach -348
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 2 59 Jack Mewhort Ohio State OG Reach -35
2014 3 90 Donte Moncrief Ole Miss WR Value +42
2014 5 166 Jonathan Newsome Ball State EDGE Reach -57
2014 6 203 Andrew Jackson W Kentucky ILB Value +89
2014 7 232 John Ulrick Georgia State OT Reach -48