Colts Mock Draft Round-Up
By Evan Reller
Oct 11, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks offensive lineman Chase Regian (71) and Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Alvin Dupree (2) during the game at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated Louisiana-Monroe 48-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Kendricks, UCLA, ILB
"This is a team wants to get more athletic at linebacker. Kendricks has the speed to stay on the field for all downs."
Alvin “Bud” Dupree, Kentucky, DE/OLB
"The addition of front-seven defenders Kendall Langford and Trent Cole certainly adds to the pass rush but that may not stop GM Ryan Grigson from pulling the trigger should an athlete like Dupree fall into his lap. Dupree’s length and agility make him tough for offensive linemen to handle; precisely why he left Kentucky as the SEC’s active sacks leader."
Byron Jones, Connecticut, CB
"The Colts are in good shape at cornerback, but Greg Toler is in a contract year and Jones would be an ideal replacement for Indy’s press coverage."
D.J. Humphries, Florida, OT
"Indy needs to do whatever it can in order to put help around Andrew Luck. That starts with protecting a guy who’s been sacked 100 times even in his first three seasons."
Dupree would be the kind of player that the Colts probably should take if he’s available. He finished his career with 23.5 sacks in the SEC on a Kentucky team that went 14-34 over his four years. But much like Harold, Dupree would join a crowded pass rush group. That said, the Colts have a very old contingent of outside linebackers and its time to start grooming the future and get younger.
Jones is a very good press corner with some impressive size at the position (6-0 and 199-pounds). He’s the exact type of corner that the Colts want in their current scheme and with Greg Toler in a contract year, he could be the future starting CB for the team.
Humphries is a very good tackle, but again, the Colts have greater needs at other positions. The offensive line wasn’t responsible for the past two losses in the playoffs.
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