2nd Round – 59th Overall Pick
Terrrence Brooks – Safety – Florida State
The Colts need a safety very badly. Even Coach Pagano said that they’ll look to the draft for a safety. Brooks is a great “center-field-type” safety and can make plays in the running game. He would compliment Laron Landry very well. Brooks would start at safety from Day 1, and could be very impactful. We’ve seen the impact that good rookie safeties have on their defense (Vaccaro with the Saints and Reid with the 49ers to name a couple). Getting a safety early is a must for the Colts.
3rd Round – 91st Overall Pick
Adrian Hubbard – Outside Linebacker – Alabama
The Colts have looked at Hubbard as a potential pass rusher, and they have even brought him in for an interview. Hubbard is a lean, athletic edge defender who could set the edge well and he could get to the quarterback. He also sets the edge extremely well, as well as the top edge defenders in the draft. He needs to continue to develop, but this kid has good potential and could be a good long-term answer.
5th Round – 166th Overall Pick
Michael Schofield – Offensive Tackle – Michigan
Schofield proved to be a technically sound, solid right tackle for Michigan for the last couple of seasons. The Colts lack depth at offensive tackle, and could use a solid backup. Schofield can develop into a good backup that can remain on the team for years to come.
6th Round – 203rd Overall Pick
Avery Williamson – Inside Linebacker – Kentucky
Williamson may be better suited for a 4-3 system, but has the athleticism and quickness to play the Mike linebacker spot in a 3-4. Williamson reacts quickly to things happening on the field and has the closing speed to make a play. He’s pretty good in coverage, and can stand up on the line of scrimmage and rush the quarterback (both seen frequently in the South Carolina game). Williamson is a good backup right now, but could get some starting time in the next few seasons (or if injuries arise).
7th Round (from Baltimore Ravens) – 232nd Overall Pick
Bennie Fuller – Wide Receiver – Michigan State
Fuller is a thick, athletic receiver who made some big plays with Michigan State this last season. When watching tape on his game vs Stanford, he showed good athleticism and reacted extremely well to balls coming his way. It was a good example of his abilities. He could be a good backup for the next couple of years (even put him on the practice squad) and could develop into a potential impact player.