So I had an opportunity tonight to play the Colts GM in a LIVE mock at draftwired.com, and it was fun. We had 13 team GM's, and the other teams were system generated picks. In my mind, the draft went too fast, but I was able to keep my thoughts in order and produce a solid mock. Had we had all the GM spots full then it would have slowed the process down, and given us more time to make trades.
I was trying to trade back in the first round, but I only had 2 minutes to find a trade partner. If the first round were extended to 5 minutes max (per pick) then I think this would have been better. We had 30 seconds for each pick from the second round, and on.
Here is how our Colts came out:
I think I could have traded back and still got Reddick. Just not enough time to find a trade partner.
Conley landed right in my lap at #46, and the way the board was moving, I could see it coming. I doubt that happens in the real draft, but you never know.
Tim Williams might have some issues, but we would be crazy not to to take him at #80, especially if we haven't drafted any other OLB's. And all of my sleeper OLB picks were gone by 80. Heck, most of the Edge Rushers were gone in the second round.
I love Samaje, and I hope we see him in the Blue and White. I think we have a chance to get him at #122. He reminds me of a "bigger" yet younger Frank Gore. I love watching defenders just bounce off of him.
Nico would be a great fit for our OL and bring in fresh competition at RG.
I am not sure we need another DE, but Vanderdoes was too good of a pick to leave on the board at #144.
All Michael Roberts does is catch touchdowns.