1st Round (24th Overall Pick)
Damontre Moore – Defensive End / Outside Linebacker – Texas A&M
The Colts should not hesitate to pick Damonter Moore if he’s on the board. Don’t let a bad combine fool you, he’s a talented player that can be a game changer. Damontre Moore has great size and long arms. That’s always a good start. He has a quick first step and beats a lot of right tackles. He’s also very versatile and can play positons on a 3-4 defensive line. He’s not very explosive, but he has good power. He has the ability to be a pro bowler in the NFL. Could fight for the starting job by midseason.
3rd Round (86th Overall Pick)
Brian Winters – Offensive Guard – Kent State
The Colts need a guard, as it’s their biggest need right now. Winters is a good guard with rookie starter potential. He can become a very good left guard and help protect Luck. He has great balance and has great power in his first couple of steps. He can definitely hold off extra blitzers. He’s a great run blocker who could help out the new power running game the Colts will be utilizing. He needs to transition to guard, which could be tough, but he has great potential.
4th Round (121st Overall Pick)
Chris Harper – Wide Receiver – Kansas State
Harper is an underrated receiver who can become a future starter on this team. Wide receiver is not a big need on the team, but keep in mind that Reggie Wayne doesn’t have more than 2 or 3 years left, and Darrius Heyward Bey is signed to only a one year deal. For now, he’s very good depth and will fight for the #4 spot, but he’ll be useful in the future.
6th Round (192nd Overall Pick)
Ricky Wagner – Offensive Tackle – Wisconsin
Wagner is one of my favorite tackles in this draft. I love O-lineman from Wisconsin, as I think they have one of the best O-line systems in the country. They create great lineman. Wagner dropped a lot this year, but he’s still a great run blocker. He’s improving at pass blocking, but he struggles against speed rushers. He’s a backup for now, but with the right development, he could become a future starter.
7th Round (230th Overall Pick)
Zeke Motta – Safety – Notre Dame
Motta is a solid safety on a great defense. He was the leader of the secondary at Notre Dame, and showed great all around ability. He’s solid in coverage and good at tackling. He just needs to get a better more instinctive and a bit smarter at reading. That’s a huge thing you must do in the NFL. The best do it the best.
7th Round (254th Overall Pick) – Compensatory
Rod Sweeting – Cornerback – Georgia Tech
Sweeting is an underrated prospect who has the ability to play on the outside and the inside. He has great size and athleticism, which is always a good thing for cornerbacks. He reacts well as a cornerback and reads play well. He just needs to get a bit more physical. He’s a backup for now, but could be a starter soon.