With the draft being only a week away from today, it’s time we do one of our last mock drafts of the first round.
The Colts have had plenty of time to think about who they are going to take with their first round pick. They have the 26th overall pick in the draft, and still have a few different options they can go with. Two main needs seem to be at the top though: wide receiver and strong safety.
Strong safety is a need because of the injury history at that position. Clayton Geathers has had problems with health his entire career. The Colts re-signed him to a one-year deal to prove he can stay healthy this year. They hope he is the long-term answer at this position.
Wide receiver seems like the best option to take care of with that first round pick. But who should they take? There are several options who are close in talent at the end of the first round. The Colts also have a high second round pick, so they could opt to use that on a receiver instead.
But I believe the Colts could take A.J. Brown from Ole Miss. I had him going to the Colts in the last first round mock draft I did as well. His production is just too high for Chris Ballard to ignore. It also address a need that the team has long-term.
Brown would be a good fit day one with this group. It gives Andrew Luck another reliable target to throw to besides T.Y. Hilton on the outside. This offense could be dangerous if they find people who can stop dropping so many passes as they did early last year.
In just one week, we will find out what the Colts decide to do with this pick. We can’t wait.