The Indianapolis Colts are next up in our Reader’s Mock draft, with just about a week to go until the real deal on April 25th.
Talk about a turnaround! The Indianapolis Colts finished with the worst record in 2011, traded away a legend, selected first in the draft and proceeded to go from worst to a Wild Card spot. Really remarkable stuff. In order to take the next step and surpass the Houston Texans and become a perennial playoff contender, they need to build on the success of 2012 and add a few pieces in the 2013 draft.
Most of the mocks I’ve seen angle towards help on the defensive side of the ball for the Colts. They no longer have Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis is no spring chicken, so they could use some help rushing the passer. They could also look to get stout inside at DT or get a cover corner. Even though they signed Darius Heyward-Bey, maybe they get a weapon for Andrew Luck?
Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia
Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Who should the Colts select with the #24 pick in the 2013 draft?
- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA (28%, 15 Votes)
- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington (24%, 13 Votes)
- Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State (20%, 11 Votes)
- Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia (15%, 8 Votes)
- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (13%, 7 Votes)
- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 54
Check our main Reader’s Mock Draft post for the results so far and bookmark that page to track the progress as we work our way towards the April 25th draft date.
Up next, we’re going to skip the Vikings and go with the Green Bay Packers at #26.