It’s the last day of the month, so it’s a brand new Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup.
Here is a compilation of the last week’s latest swatches on the web and players slated for the Indianapolis Colts.
- Edge defender (6)
- Wide Receiver (2)
- Offensive approach (2)
- Narrow End (2)
- Security (1)
- Corner kick (1)
Carlos Basham Jr. | ED | Wake Forest
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports (March 30th)
He’s a player who seems to like scouts a lot more than the draft analysts. He’s got the size and speed to make a nice edge player on their defense.
Basham, the cousin of former Colts third-placed Tarell Basham, would likely be a left end with the Colts defense at 6’3 “, 281, and it doesn’t seem like General Manager Chris Ballard would pick a jam for that left end early .
Even so, the Colts need help on both the left and right ends, so it is a popular position for people to tie themselves to the Colts.
Consumption Bateman | WR | Minnesota
Austin Gayle, Pro Football Focus (March 29)
Bateman is not a high-end top speed freak athlete, but he is still one of the best pure separators in this class due to his ability to get out of whack and win with efficient distance running. The previous standout in Minnesota led the country for the second year in 2019 in yards per route from the outside.
Also selected: Jevon Holland | S | Oregon (Round 2, Selection 54)
Bateman would be a perfect fit for the Colts attack with his mix of size (6’2 “, 210), YAC capability, and versatility in indoor and outdoor lineup.
The Colts brought TY Hilton back to work with Michael Pittman Jr., Parris Campbell, and Zach Pascal, but they were able to add another piece with great potential.
Sam Cosmi | OT | Texas
Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (March 30)
Yes, the Colts signed Sam Tevi, but it was only a one-year deal and he was a substitute throughout his career. Cosmi is a sporty device that can make an immediate contribution.
Also selected: Aaron Robinson | CB | UCF (round 2, selection 54)
The Colts have signed Sam Tevi and Julién Davenport as veterans in offensive tackles that can offer depth but also have starting experience. They’ll almost certainly keep looking for their long-term left tackle, and a bulldog like Cosmi could be the game.
Elijah Moore | WR | Be a miss
Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (March 29)
Moore is immediately used as the possession goal for Carson Wentz.
Also selected: Brevin Jordan | TE | Miami (round 2, selection 54), Jordan Smith | ED | UAB (round 4, selection 127), Robert Hainsey | OL | Notre Dame (round 5, selection 166), Peyton Hendershot | TE | Indiana (Round 6, Selection 207), Malcolm Koonce | ED | Buffalo (lap 7, selection 249). Colts’ draft contract will be postponed one place from round 5 onwards.
Moore is only 5’9 “, 178, but has a blazing speed of 4.3. The size is un-Colts-like, but the speed isn’t.
The biggest missing part of the Colts Reception Corps right now is someone who can expand the field and also create yards after the catch. Hilton is over 30 years old and Campbell has been battered in both seasons.
Azeez Ojulari | ED | Georgia
Cynthia Frelund, NFL.com (March 30)
The need for a pass rush drives the pick value here, but the wide receiver also bangs.
Ojularis athleticism, length, and curvature are something the Colts typically look for in drawn edge rushers, but he’s also an ascending pass rusher with room to grow, which is another trait they often covet.
Jayson Oweh | ED | Penn State
Lance Zierlein, NFL.com (March 29)
GM Chris Ballard might opt for cornerback help, but he’s usually trying to build the fronts. Not many men walk the earth with Oweh’s size and athletic profile. Ballard could swing the bat here when the pass rush.
At the start of this off-season, I profiled Oweh as the perfect match for the Colts in the design. It is the prototypical size of a rifled Colts edge (6’5 “, 257, 34.5” arms) and also has elite athleticism for the position with a 4.36 40-yard dash, 39.5 vertical jump, and 11’2 “Long jump.
Oweh is very raw like a pass rusher and has a lot of curvature.
Gregory Rousseau | ED | Miami
Ben Rolfe, Pro Football Network (March 30)
The Colts really have to make a difference to their pass rush. Of the options on the board, perhaps Gregory Rousseau has the greatest advantage. Rousseau’s lack of playtime in college, once considered a potential top 10 pick, has dampened those discussions, but he’s a tremendous high-upside pick for the Colts. That selection could prove to be the greatest value of this NFL Mock Draft of the first round in 2021.
Rousseau is the type of Colts in terms of a left end that could play inside at Three-Tech or outside at the end. However, he has retired from the 2020 season due to COVID-19 and has had poor athletic results on his pro day, which will potentially knock him all out.
Even so, Rousseau to the Colts has been a popular choice in mock drafts lately.
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