We are just a few weeks away from the 2017 NFL Draft. And the Indianapolis Colts hold the 15th overall pick.
New Gm Chris Ballard could go in several directions here, as the Colts need help on both sides of the ball.
And there might not be a team in the second part of the first round that could go in so many directions. So over the last week, I have scoured the internet and covered over 10 mock drafts from major news sites.
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According to 11 different mock drafts, I looked up, only two players were mentioned more than once. That would be linebacker Reuben Foster, and running back Dalvin Cook.
The others that were mentioned? Haason Reddick (LB), Teez Tabor (CB), Malik McDowell (DT), Forrest Lamp (OG), and Charles Harris (EDGE).
So if anything, it seems as though (for the most part), the general consensus is the Colts will draft on the defensive side of the ball. Which is where most of the needs are.
If Foster drops to the Colts are 15, they are getting a top 5 talent in this draft. He has had some off the field red flags. But he is one of the most talented linebackers in recent draft classes. The Colts would have a captain in the middle of their defense for the next decade.
As for Cook, I would be okay with the Colts passing a running back in the first round. This draft class is deep, and you could easily get a guy like Joe Mixon (Round 2) or Kareem Hunt (4th Round) later down the road.