Reader’s Mock Draft – Indianapolis Colts Are On the Clock


Jan 6, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card playoff game at M

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?

Team Needs

Defensive End

Defensive Tackle


Wide Receiver

Top Prospects

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

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.