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Before the draft there is the issue of who stays/goes and who to bring in, so ill address that first. With the coaches where bringing in it looks like we are going to be switching into a 3-4 so that is how I am approaching this off season. Garcon- should be a top priority, hes a young and talented receiver Reggie- Would love to have him back, but for cheap. He is likely gone. Mathis- Will cost to much, sadly he goes as well. Brackett- Gone Addai- Gone Saturday- only leaves if he retires Manning- Stays if healthy Others require restructured contracts but i wont get into that. FA Targets Paul Solali NT- Would be immediate starter and NT is a must for a 3-4 but he could be pricy Laron Landry SS- All Pro caliber safty when healthy, could be acquired for cheap based on his recent injuries. Could be an excellent pickup. (top priority FA) Now for the Draft: (my first mock with Luck) 1. Andrew Luck -Enough said 2. (trade) -Trade back to 10-20ish range in the 2nd and pick up a 3rd and 4th in the process. With the 2nd pick colts grab: Casey Hayward (CB).- Underrated CB in this draft, but could be one of the biggest steals. decent size at 5'11 190. Well rounded DB, solid in run support, fundamentally sound, instinctive, excellent ball skills and a playmaker on top of that. Has 11 picks the last 2 years. He is one of my favorite players in this draft and would be an absolute steal with this pick. (Trade) This is just an idea but looking at the defense I dont see how Angerer fits in a 3-4. He is a 3rd year guy and a real solid and versatile Lb. Hopefully we can trade him for a mid-late 3rd round. (hopefully) Maybe throw Clark in there as well? But now its getting purely hypothetical. If we can work out the trade it would give us 3 3rd round picks 3. Josh Chapman (NT)- Solid in run defense. Gives us the big NT we need for a 3-4 Would be an immediate starter at the position (If colts grab Solali this pick changes to Ryan Miller) 3.(10-20) Orson Charles (TE) - I know he isnt a great blocker but quite frankly i dont care. He is a major mismatch with anyone on defense. Hes to fast for LBs and to big for DBs. Plus we need another weapon in the passing game with Reggie likely gone. Both Peyton and Luck utilize the TE so he will fit right in. 3.(20-32) Bruce Irvin (OLB)- Undersized? yes. Lacks Strength? Yes. Draft him for his pass rushing ability only. With Mathis gone that leaves to much pressure on Hughes to succeed. This is a guy that can come in on passing situations or be rotated in to keep Freeney and Hughes fresh. At the end of the 3rd where now looking for impact players and not only full time starters. 4th. Lonnie Edwards (RG)- We need that guard opposite of Reitz badly. Edwards is best available. 4th. Carmen Messina (MLB)- Underrated LB, but well rounded. Always seems to be around the ball and can make plays in the backfield. Could devlop into a good LB. 5th. Michael Williams (TE) - Hasnt done much in passing game, but id suspect that will change with Manning throwing him the ball. Excellent run blocker and thats why we take him. Everything else is a bonus. 6th. Matt Daniels (SS) Comes from Duke so is overlooked, but another possible steal in the secondary. Fast and physical. Plays similar to Bob Sanders. 7th. BPA I think this is a realisitc draft based on the projections as of now. The only unrealistic part is the agnerer trade but even still that is much more likely then any of the Freeney/Manning trades that have been mentioned, simply because he is a young player. I'd like talk about how I think the defenseive lineup will shape out but sadly im out of time. I'll chime in on that later. Discuss.