Colts Select DT Eddie Goldman in Fansided Mock Draft


With the 29th pick in the NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select … Eddie Goldman, defensive tackle, Florida State. At least according to our Fansided Editor Mock Draft.

Feb. 10, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Eddie Goldman during training at EXOS gym in preparation for the NFL combine and draft. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

While a number of players who would be a good fit for the Colts were taken just before number 29, but the team still gets a talented run stuffer that they desperately need. It isn’t a flashy pick or a player who will necessarily fill up the highlight reel, but Goldman would be a great foundation for the Colts to build the defense on.

Click here to read more about why I picked Goldman for the Colts.

Numerous draft analysts have the Colts going with an offensive lineman, but the line wasn’t responsible for the team’s past two playoff losses. ESPN held a mock draft on Monday with their NFL Nation writers and Mike Wells was killed by Bill Polian and draft analyst Todd McShay for going with La’El Collins, the tackle from LSU.

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The pick made no sense, especially with Goldman and Texas DT

Malcom Brown

still on the board.

The Colts have to build a solid defense and it start upfront at the point of attack. The line was eviscerated by the Patriots two years in a row and if the team wants to make the Super Bowl, this is a very good next step.

A few other picks of note from the Fansided Mock Draft:

Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon

From Les Bailey, Titan Sized:

"The Tennessee Titans had to come out of the 2015 NFL Draft with a quarterback, and the only way to guarantee that scenario was to pick Marcus Mariota. With Tampa Bay Buccaneers already taking Jameis Winston, and no trades in a mock draft, that means we needed to take Marcus Mariota with this pick. I do, however, believe that someone will trade up for the Oregon star, and a quarterback needy team will put a deal on the table that the Titans can’t refuse. If it’s not the San Diego Chargers, I think the top suitors will be the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns, and I can’t believe that Chip Kelly is out of the conversation. Although, I feel like the best option for the Titans is a deal with the Chargers that would bring Philip Rivers to Music City, but a three-way deal with the Browns and the Eagles that would send Sam Bradford to the Browns and net the Titans two first round picks and more might not be a bad scenario either. The good NFL teams are able to make their system fit the players they have, so if the Marcus Mariota is the only option for the Titans, we will get a chance to see if Ken Whisenhunt and his staff can work their magic and build a winner in Nashville with who I believe is the best quarterback in this draft."

Jacksonville Jaguars: Vic Beasley, OLB Clemson

From Daniel Lago, Black and Teal:

"The Jaguars have a tough decision here if Leonard Williams is still on the board, but I think Beasley will end up having more of an impact in the short term and the long term. An explosive athlete who took over the combine with his historically great numbers, Beasley is the perfect blend of college production and physical traits that translate to the NFL. Beasley would slide right in at the LEO position and be the Jaguars most explosive edge rusher from day 1. Williams would be a fine pick here, but the Jaguars already have quality starters at the two positions he would play along the defensive line. Ultimately, I think the Jaguars would prefer to trade down here and explore more options, but Beasley should be the pick if the Jaguars stay at number 3."

Houston Texans: Randy Gregory, OLB Nebraska

From Randy Gurzi, Toro Times:

"While the Houston Texans have spent first round picks on pass rushers three times since 2011 (J.J. Watt in 2011, Whitney Mercilus in 2012 and Jadeveon Clowney in 2014) they still struggle to get to the quarterback at times. Watt was responsible for 20.5 of the teams 38 total sacks which speaks volumes about who is around him. Houston had a pre-draft vist with Nebraska outside linebacker Randy Gregory and as long as they feel good about how he addressed his failed drug test at the combine, I believe they try again to get the pass rush fixed."