Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft 1.3: Rounds 6-7
The Colts made some moves and filled a lot of weaknesses on their roster in the first five rounds. How should Indianapolis finish this mock draft?
You can find out who the Colts picked in the first round, rounds two and three, and rounds four and five in our previous editions of this mock draft. Here are the final picks of our first mock draft of the offseason.
6th Round: 164th Overall Pick
The Colts haven’t selected a pass rusher yet in this draft because I don’t think that position should be at the top of the list of needs for this offseason.
However, they may be picking up a late-round steal in Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa.
Mata’afa’s size doesn’t have NFL scouts salivating, but he was insanely productive in college. Mata’afa racked up 13.5 tackles for a loss and five sacks in 2016, and he followed that up with 21.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks and two forced fumbles last season.
It remains to be seen whether he can carry that production over to the NFL, but he’s worth taking a chance on with a late-round pick.
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7th Round: 195th Overall Pick
The Colts may be losing Frank Gore this offseason, which would leave them without a bruising and powerful running back.
6′ 2″ 228-pound Bo Scarbrough could fill that role as a rookie. The former Alabama running back is an athletic freak, and he carry the load a bit on early downs to take the pressure off of Marlon Mack if he is the featured back next season.
7th Round: 205th Overall Pick (courtesy of Washington trade)
Since the Colts didn’t take a pass rusher early in our first mock draft, they should probably take a couple of them in the later rounds.
Kylie Fitts’ college career was marred with injuries, but he was very productive when healthy. His best season came in 2015 where he sacked the quarterback seven times and batted down 10 passes.
Fitts’ injury history will cause his draft stock to fall, but he may be talented enough for the Colts to pick him up with their final pick.