NFL mock draft: Colts select offensive tackle in full Round 1 mock

Mike Luciano
AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 03: Junior Angilau #75 of the Texas Longhorns and Samuel Cosmi #52 take the field in the first half against the TCU Horned Frogs at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 03, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 03: Junior Angilau #75 of the Texas Longhorns and Samuel Cosmi #52 take the field in the first half against the TCU Horned Frogs at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 03, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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Trey Lance, North Dakota State, Colts mock draft
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – AUGUST 31: Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the North Dakota State (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images) /

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. QB. North Dakota State. 9. TreyLance. player. 45

Drew Lock was given a solid OC in Pat Shurmur, a plethora of offensive weapons, and a solid offensive line, and he still completed just 57% of his passes while leading the league in interceptions. Drafting Lance would officially put Lock on the clock, but the North Dakota State product has a higher ceiling due to his athletic ability.

Both Lock and Lance have incredible arm talent, but Lance pairs that with an ability to slice up defenses as a runner while throwing off-platform much better than Lock. In a tough AFC West, Denver isn’t going to make a dent barring an upswing in production at quarterback. Lance might not start as a rookie, but he is a safe bet to have a long career in this league for the Broncos.

CB. PatrickSurtain II. player. 123. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Alabama. 10

The Cowboys might get distracted by some of the offensive stars available, but this defense is an atrocity, and drafting the best corner in this draft in Surtain could help fix it. A 6-2 cornerback with enough speed to run with anyone and succeed in multiple defensive schemes, Surtain is as close to a Day One starter as you’ll see on defense in this draft.

An already thin Dallas secondary losing Chidobe Awuzie and Xavier Woods was certainly not an ideal situation. Trevon Diggs had some struggles as a rookie, but Surtain, the son of a tremendous NFL corner in his own right, could help give the Cowboys a super-young, super-talented cornerback tandem that fixes their defensive issues.

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