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One of my better ones without a single trade.
 

42. Christian Watson

WR North Dakota State


73. Abraham Lucas

OT Washington State


122. Zyon McCollum

CB Sam Houston State


159. Akayleb Evans

CB Missouri


179. Grant Calcaterra

TE SMU


216. Scott Nelson

S Wisconsin


239. Logan Bruss

OT Wisconsin

 

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My latest mock draft from TDN:

 

42. Skyy Moore WR, Western Michigan - Fast, shifty WR that is an excellent route runner. He's a fluid, explosive athlete that can take the top off of a defense and win across the middle of the field as well. Really good contact balance as well. The only knock is his size, but I think he'll still thrive.

 

73. Trey McBride TE, Colorado State - I have a hard time believing that he'll fall this far down, but he's easily TE1 in this draft and would be an instant improvement for our TE room.

 

122. Coby Bryant CB, Cincinnati - Doesn't hit Ballard's threshold for arm length, but I still think he'd be a perfect fit for our defense. High IQ player, lacking in straight line speed, but still very athletic. Really strong in the run game and very instinctive player that could possibly be a better FS than CB.

 

159. Dare Rosenthal OT, Kentucky - Raw, but an absolute prototypical size and athletic profile for an NFL LT. In space when he's pulling, he's an absolute animal and plays through the whistle on every play. He plays with great balance and knee bend in pass pro, but gets worked by speed rushers at the moment. He's a guy that has an extremely high ceiling and with the right coaching could be a very good starting LT in a couple of years. Him and Q could make for a dominating left side of the OL.

 

179. Thayer Munford IOL, Ohio State - Versatile OL prospect that has played LG and LT, but seems to fit better as an OT at the next level. Fits with our theme of drafting versatile depth late.

 

216. Chance Campbell LB, Ole Miss - An instinctive LB that plays the run well and does pretty good dropping into zone coverage as well. Struggles with man coverage and isn't going to be the guy have match up with a RB out of the backfield. He's a physical run stopper and could be a good ST player as well. [Don't love this pick, but I don't hate it this late]

 

240. Tre Turner WR, Virginia Tech - I'm not sure that Tre falls this far down, but he definitely could with the depth at the position. He's a technically sound WR that plays fast. He doesn't have elite speed, but he has solid game speed and knows how to get open. He's also really good about exploiting holes in zone to get open for his QB.

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1 hour ago, Shive said:

My latest mock draft from TDN:

 

42. Skyy Moore WR, Western Michigan - Fast, shifty WR that is an excellent route runner. He's a fluid, explosive athlete that can take the top off of a defense and win across the middle of the field as well. Really good contact balance as well. The only knock is his size, but I think he'll still thrive.

 

73. Trey McBride TE, Colorado State - I have a hard time believing that he'll fall this far down, but he's easily TE1 in this draft and would be an instant improvement for our TE room.

 

122. Coby Bryant CB, Cincinnati - Doesn't hit Ballard's threshold for arm length, but I still think he'd be a perfect fit for our defense. High IQ player, lacking in straight line speed, but still very athletic. Really strong in the run game and very instinctive player that could possibly be a better FS than CB.

 

159. Dare Rosenthal OT, Kentucky - Raw, but an absolute prototypical size and athletic profile for an NFL LT. In space when he's pulling, he's an absolute animal and plays through the whistle on every play. He plays with great balance and knee bend in pass pro, but gets worked by speed rushers at the moment. He's a guy that has an extremely high ceiling and with the right coaching could be a very good starting LT in a couple of years. Him and Q could make for a dominating left side of the OL.

 

179. Thayer Munford IOL, Ohio State - Versatile OL prospect that has played LG and LT, but seems to fit better as an OT at the next level. Fits with our theme of drafting versatile depth late.

 

216. Chance Campbell LB, Ole Miss - An instinctive LB that plays the run well and does pretty good dropping into zone coverage as well. Struggles with man coverage and isn't going to be the guy have match up with a RB out of the backfield. He's a physical run stopper and could be a good ST player as well. [Don't love this pick, but I don't hate it this late]

 

240. Tre Turner WR, Virginia Tech - I'm not sure that Tre falls this far down, but he definitely could with the depth at the position. He's a technically sound WR that plays fast. He doesn't have elite speed, but he has solid game speed and knows how to get open. He's also really good about exploiting holes in zone to get open for his QB.

Very nice draft.  Three of your picks are on my MY GUYS list.  My main issue with Skyy Moore is that he's tiny.  Probably too small for a legitimate Z receiver.  But I like you draft a lot.

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1 hour ago, Shive said:

My latest mock draft from TDN:

 

42. Skyy Moore WR, Western Michigan - Fast, shifty WR that is an excellent route runner. He's a fluid, explosive athlete that can take the top off of a defense and win across the middle of the field as well. Really good contact balance as well. The only knock is his size, but I think he'll still thrive.

 

73. Trey McBride TE, Colorado State - I have a hard time believing that he'll fall this far down, but he's easily TE1 in this draft and would be an instant improvement for our TE room.

 

122. Coby Bryant CB, Cincinnati - Doesn't hit Ballard's threshold for arm length, but I still think he'd be a perfect fit for our defense. High IQ player, lacking in straight line speed, but still very athletic. Really strong in the run game and very instinctive player that could possibly be a better FS than CB.

 

159. Dare Rosenthal OT, Kentucky - Raw, but an absolute prototypical size and athletic profile for an NFL LT. In space when he's pulling, he's an absolute animal and plays through the whistle on every play. He plays with great balance and knee bend in pass pro, but gets worked by speed rushers at the moment. He's a guy that has an extremely high ceiling and with the right coaching could be a very good starting LT in a couple of years. Him and Q could make for a dominating left side of the OL.

 

179. Thayer Munford IOL, Ohio State - Versatile OL prospect that has played LG and LT, but seems to fit better as an OT at the next level. Fits with our theme of drafting versatile depth late.

 

216. Chance Campbell LB, Ole Miss - An instinctive LB that plays the run well and does pretty good dropping into zone coverage as well. Struggles with man coverage and isn't going to be the guy have match up with a RB out of the backfield. He's a physical run stopper and could be a good ST player as well. [Don't love this pick, but I don't hate it this late]

 

240. Tre Turner WR, Virginia Tech - I'm not sure that Tre falls this far down, but he definitely could with the depth at the position. He's a technically sound WR that plays fast. He doesn't have elite speed, but he has solid game speed and knows how to get open. He's also really good about exploiting holes in zone to get open for his QB.

If McBride was there at 73, what a steal that would be. Sadly, I doubt he lasts much past the Colts’ pick at 42. I’m resigned to not getting this guy, because I agree with your thinking that  a speedy WR is a must with the depth and talent of that position in the draft together with the Colts’’ serious need for an upgrade there. AND in the second round, you can be certain that WRs will be flying off the board. 

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On 4/11/2022 at 12:21 AM, indyman411 said:

One of my better ones without a single trade.
 

42. Christian Watson

WR North Dakota State


73. Abraham Lucas

OT Washington State


122. Zyon McCollum

CB Sam Houston State


159. Akayleb Evans

CB Missouri


179. Grant Calcaterra

TE SMU


216. Scott Nelson

S Wisconsin


239. Logan Bruss

OT Wisconsin

 

That has some of my favorite players at those slottings. 

 

Watson and Lucas are liked for obvious reasons.

 

McCollum or Evans could possibly transition to FS since they both are said to have good pattern instincts and ball skills...or stay at zone corner.

 

I love Logan Bruss that late.  He'll move from OT to G in the pros.

 

Concerned about the TE's concussion history.  

 

Don't know much about Nelson, but his RAS is 9.67.

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Latest mock:

 

42. Christian Watson

WR North Dakota State


86. Abraham Lucas

OT Washington State


118. Matt Waletzko

OT North Dakota


122. Jelani Woods

TE Virginia


126. JT Woods

S Baylor


216. Jaylen Watson

CB Washington State


239. Thomas Booker

DT Stanford

 

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(I work midnight shift and get bored easily.). Yet another one….this time many trade backs.  I know this is not realistic, but this is for fun, right?
 

Pick traded       Pick(s) received

42                      43, 190

43                      45, 139

45                      46, 2023 MIN 4th

78, 139              79, 160

118                     142, 175, 211, 212, 253

 

 

 

46. Trey McBride

TE Colorado State


79. Nick Cross

S Maryland


122. Zyon McCollum

CB Sam Houston State


139. Jelani Woods

TE Virginia


142. JT Woods

S Baylor


160. Tyquan Thornton

WR Baylor


175. Joshua Williams

CB Fayetteville State


179. Kellen Diesch

OT Arizona State


190. Thayer Munford

OG Ohio State


211. Josh Paschal

EDGE Kentucky


212. Jack Sanborn

LB Wisconsin


216. Emeka Emezie

WR North Carolina State


253. D'Marco Jackson

LB Appalachian State


2023 MIN 4th

 

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On 4/3/2022 at 2:24 AM, cjrichard said:

pff_mock_results (16).pdf 193.47 kB · 57 downloads

 

Love doing mock drafts on PFF.  Most realistic version I have found so far and i like the feedback (grading) to make make better decisions for the next one. If we don't trade up in the second we lost out on Sky Moore.  If we stay in the second round at 42 the top player on the board is Jalen Pitre (CB from Baylor) or Jaquan Brisker (S from Penn State).  

 

Last year's draft simulation worked out just like I predicted.  If we take Paye in the first, then there is a run on OT before we pick in the second round (needed to trade up in the second round).  If we take an OT in the first round we lose out on Paye.  

 

FA is still in play so my mocks will adjust as the draft gets closer.

 

In the meantime it's fun for me to speculate on the draft using the simulator.

 

Josephpff_mock_results (16).pdf

r2 p48 jaelen tolbert 

r3 p80 cade otton 

r4 p118 jermaine waller

r5 p157 thomas booker

r5 p174 ryan van demark 

r6 p ... logan bruss 

 

this is the best draft no cap fr fr 

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On 4/5/2022 at 2:51 AM, Colt.45 said:

I've run a hundred of these already :D 

Each one different, as long as Ballard sticks to his board, i'm confident he winds up with some solid talent. I've seen several iterations where i can see him picking WR late. Or picking a QB in the 3rd. One thing i'm confident in, there's a RB coming. Marlon Mack's replacement, maybe in the 5th.

what is there to replace? marlon didnt even play last year and Colts were fine. just roll with nyeeeeeeeeeeem and that other guy 

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6 minutes ago, Alex22 said:

r2 p48 jaelen tolbert 

r3 p80 cade otton 

r4 p118 jermaine waller

r5 p157 thomas booker

r5 p174 ryan van demark 

r6 p ... logan bruss 

 

this is the best draft no cap fr fr 

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Not sure if I like it. Your notes say different players at 157 & 174 than what is listed. Would prefer Booker over Demark. Not a fan of Otton. 

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11 hours ago, indyman411 said:

(I work midnight shift and get bored easily.). Yet another one….this time many trade backs.  I know this is not realistic, but this is for fun, right?

I feel you brother. I run mock drafts constantly just checking out different scenarios.

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So I took a different approach to this mock. Let me know what you guys think.  I went with high RAS scores with guys in positions of need. 
 

42. Breece Hall

RB Iowa State


74. Troy Andersen

LB Montana State


122. Wan'Dale Robinson

WR Kentucky


159. Rasheed Walker

OT Penn State


179. Joshua Williams

CB Fayetteville State


190. Daniel Bellinger

TE San Diego State


216. Luke Goedeke

OG Central Michigan


239. Logan Bruss

OT Wisconsin

 

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PFN Simulator w/no trades:

 

42 Christian Watson WR NDSU

73 Nick Cross S Maryland

122 Cade Otton TE Washington

159 Tariq-Castro Fields CB PSU

179 Marquise Bell S Florida A&M

216 Josh Jobe, CB, Bama

239 Bo Melton WR Rutgers.

 

Bell and Jobe were by far the BPAs at the time, not necessarily looking to double up on the corner or S positions.

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16 hours ago, DougDew said:

PFN Simulator w/no trades:

 

42 Christian Watson WR NDSU

73 Nick Cross S Maryland

122 Cade Otton TE Washington

159 Tariq-Castro Fields CB PSU

179 Marquise Bell S Florida A&M

216 Josh Jobe, CB, Bama

239 Bo Melton WR Rutgers.

 

Bell and Jobe were by far the BPAs at the time, not necessarily looking to double up on the corner or S positions.

No OT, DT, or DE. Not a fan. I like the players picked, but think Colts would take OT at least. 

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Here's a mock I just did on PFF.  

 

#42  WR  Treylon Burks - Arkansas  - We all know that Ballard likes his big bodied receivers and he was the best receiver available at 42.  He has the tools to step in and contribute right away.

 

Trade #73 to the Giants for the # 81 and #112 picks 

 

#81  OT  Max Mitchell - Louisiana Raging Cajuns - Mitchell was the highest graded pass protector in Division 1 last year and protecting an aging quarterback like Matt Ryan is a priority

 

#112  TE  Jeremy Ruckert - Ohio State - Ruckert was one of the best blockers in college football last year.  Add a pair of very reliable hands to that and you have a winner at this position.

 

#159  G  Justin Shaffer - Georgia - Shaffer has a large frame, long wingspan and heavy hands.  He is a powerful blocker even though he has limited lateral movement.  He could be good depth at worst and an asset to the running game at best.

 

#179  DE  Zachary Carter - Florida - Carter is a big bodied DE with a long wingspan.  At 6'4 - 280 he has the size to switch to the interior if needed there.  He possesses good mobility for his size although his technique, especially the use of his hands could use refining.

 

#216  S  Markquese Bell - Florida AM - An aggressive hard hitting safety in run support, Bell also has the ability to cover receivers in man coverage.  He can play in the box and deep coverage too.  He will need some polishing as far as his coverage skills but he can contribute at least on special teams to start and from there he could be a potential starting NFL safety.  Character issues may be a concern, he went to Florida AM after being suspended from Maryland for violating the code of conduct.

 

#240 - Dai'Jean Dixon - Nicholls State - A large receiver with good hands, good route running and quickness, Dixon is also good at grabbing contested passes.  He would have gone earlier in the draft but a 4.6 time in the forty stunted his rise up the draft boards.

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12 hours ago, indyman411 said:

No OT, DT, or DE. Not a fan. I like the players picked, but think Colts would take OT at least. 

I'm not opposed to taking any of the three, but I would not reach for one over a clear BPA.

 

The late round OTs are not attractive.  Its a matter of taking OT at pick 73, and FS is a much bigger need than starting OT is....and pick 73 won't get a starting OT anyway.  Its Pryor, and probably signing a vet for a backup.

 

We need a short yardage stuffing DT, and they can be had from the cut list, as well as specialty rush DEs.

 

After seeing specialists Turay and Ben fail, I'm not sure what traits to look for in late round edge player.  I think there is more of a known quantity from the waiver wire.

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