LuckAtLuke’s Inaugural 1st Round Mock Draft for Colts

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21. Cincinnati Bengals

56. The Bengals stick to their identity, which is a power running team with talented young running back Jeremy Hill at the helm. The addition of Flowers gives them a talented young offensive tackle who can start right away on the right side and become the long-term successor to veteran Andrew Whitworth at left tackle.. Offensive Tackle. Miami (Fla.). Ereck Flowers. 21. player

22. Pittsburgh Steelers

55. The Pittsburgh Steelers add arguably the 2nd best cornerback in this year’s draft in Wake Forest’s Kevin Johnson. The 6’0″, 188 pound is one of the best pure “cover” corners in this year’s NFL Draft and should give the Steelers defense a #1 cornerback in-time.. Cornerback. Wake Forest. Kevin Johnson. 22. player

23. Detroit Lions

Andrus Peat. 23. player. 50. The Detroit Lions take one of the best offensive tackles in this year’s draft class in Andrus Peat, who can help upgrade QB Matt Stafford’s pass protection and allow him more time to make plays to Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. With Ngata in the fold, the Lions can hold off on replacing the departed Ndamukong Suh here.. Offensive Tackle. Stanford

24. Arizona Cardinals

32. The Arizona Cardinals are in desperate need of a power running back to jumpstart their ground game. Gurley is arguably the best running back in this year’s draft class and gives them an explosive between-the-tackles running back that Bruce Arians offense didn’t previously possess with incumbent starter Andre Ellington.. Running Back. Georgia. Todd Gurley. 24. player

25. Carolina Panthers

Offensive Tackle. Pittsburgh. T.J. Clemmings. 25. player. 87. The Carolina Panthers have some real holes along their offensive line and adding a raw, yet talented offensive tackle like Clemmings would go a long way toward keeping their QB Cam Newton upright. Clemmings has the physical tools to be special in time, but should be able to contribute right away at right tackle or guard.

26. Baltimore Ravens

Cornerback. Washington. Marcus Peters. 26. player. 26. The Baltimore Ravens take one of the best cornerbacks in this year’s draft in Washington’s Marcus Peters. He has a bit of baggage, but that hasn’t dissuaded the team in the past as it relates to their best cornerback in Jimmy Smith, a former 1st round pick in 2011 with his own fair share of off-the-field concerns entering the league.

27. Dallas Cowboys

Running Back. Wisconsin. Melvin Gordon. 27. player. 123. Fresh off of losing DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys aren’t going to gamble and rely solely on the brittle health of recently signed ex-Raider Darren McFadden. Instead, the Cowboys add arguably the best running back in this year’s draft class in Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, who’s collegiate production was off the charts and should be able to have significant reps right away behind a stalwart run blocking offensive line.

28. Denver Broncos

45. The Denver Broncos lost Terrance Knighton in free agency and could use a big run stopper in the middle to anchor their 3-4 defense and not allow opposing offenses to keep Peyton Manning off the field. Goldman is perhaps the best in this year’s draft class as a natural run stuffer.. Defensive Tackle. Florida State. Eddie Goldman. 28. player

29. Indianapolis Colts

Safety. Alabama. Landon Collins. 29. player. 46. This might be wishful thinking that Collins falls, but even with the addition of Dwight Lowery, the Colts need for a long-term answer at the safety position to both Mike Adams and Dwight Lowery is still undeniable. Collins would provide an in-the-box presence and some attitude to the back of the team’s secondary and to a defense that has struggled to consistently stop the run under head coach Chuck Pagano.

30. Green Bay Packers

LSU. Jalen Collins. 30. player. 49. Not the flashiest of picks, but none of the premier pass rushers fell and the Packers would be wise to grab one of the best cornerbacks in this year’s draft class in Jalen Collins. Collins is a bit raw, but has the length and speed to be a high-end starting cornerback in-time while still contributing right away in nickel packages.. Cornerback

31. New Orleans Saints (via Seattle Seahawks)

player. 15. The Saints still have to give Drew Brees some weapons to work with after trading Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills. Dorsett ran a 4.24 forty time at Miami’s Pro Day and could be a dangerous threat on New Orleans homefield turf. Like Darren Sproles once was for the Saints, he’s a dynamic offensive player, who a team can find creative ways to get the football to and simply “watch what he does best with it”.. Wide Receiver. Miami (Fla.). Phillip Dorsett. 31

32. New England Patriots

player. 47. The New England Patriots will have some big shoes to fill in replacing Vince Wilfork. However, Phillips has the rare combination of size and athleticism to anchor their defense for years to come if he can figure it all out at nose tackle. Considered a “Poor man’s Dontari Poe”, adding the super-sized Phillips would ensure that the Patriots defense doesn’t lose a beat in the middle of their defense.. Defensive Tackle. Oklahoma. Jordan Phillips. 32

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