Colts go all-in on two key positions in latest 7-round mock draft

The Indianapolis Colts are short on a few positions and they look to build in the draft.

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Leonard Taylor . IDL . player. 2306. . Leonard Taylor III. Leonard Taylor III. Draft Profile . Miami Hurricanes . 46

In the second round, the Colts go with IDL to replace what I believe will be a leaving DeForest Buckner next offseason. Standing at 6'3" and just over 300 pounds the Junior is looking to be drafted in the early to mid-second round. Although I could see the Chiefs pulling the trigger on Taylor at the turn, I think the Colts have an opportunity to take a monster IDL here if he falls to them.

A five-star recruit in 2021, Taylor logged 2 sacks and 8 tackles for loss last season. In 2022 he gained 10.5 tackles for loss with three sacks. However in 2023, Taylor hasn't shown the same production, he's putting pressure on the QBs and forcing them to make bad throws.

Taylor's strength is his explosiveness off the ball and his super-quick reaction and hand placement. Being as he's 6' 3" he can get under some linemen and push them back with his massive power. His swim move is one of the best in the draft and being that he played in the SCC, he played against some of the best offensive linemen in the country.

However, he struggles against the zone-run scheme which they will see a lot of with the Texans and the Titans moving forward. However, with a little development, he can be an elite IDL in this league and has potential to make a name for himself.