Indianapolis Colts Draft Talk: Five possible picks at Number 6
2018 marks a new time for the Indianapolis Colts. They begin a new regime under GM Chris Ballard and head coach Frank Reich. They look to get their star QB, Andrew Luck back after missing the last 2 season with a shoulder injury. In addition, they recently traded spots with the New York Jets in the 2018 NFL Draft. There is some talk about who they have their eye on in the sixth spot. Well here are five players that the Colts could select on April 26.
Chubb is an immediate upgrade to a non-existent pass rush. In fact, The Colts have not had a pass rush since the days of Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney. Therefore, if the Colts want to be a competitive team, they must improve their defense. Chubb does just that. Although, the question is will Bradley Chubb be available at six?
Payne is probably the best run stopper in the draft. The defensive line is a major area of need for the Indianapolis Colts. Thus, selecting Payne would not only fill a major need but also it would also increase the Colts ability to stop the run.
Edwards is a day one starter. He commands the respect of his teammates and is a trusted leader. Edwards can come in and be the true signal caller for the Colts defense. Indeed, getting players to play in the right positions is a skill in and of itself. A skill the Edwards brings to the table.
Brown is the top rated tackle in this draft. Protecting a healthy Andrew Luck is going to be key to the success of the Indianapolis Colts. Brown is a man who can control the outside edge for years to come. If the Colts are serious about improving the offense, selecting Orlando Brown makes sense at number six in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Nelson is the best overall lineman in the 2018 NFL Draft. Hence, he would make an immediate impact on the front line of the Indianapolis Colts. However, will Nelson be available with the sixth pick? It is quite possible given the influx of QB talk that has gone on. Nevertheless, if the Denver Broncos are there still with the fifth pick the big Golden Domer may not make it past.
Many feel that with the return of Andrew Luck that the Indianapolis Colts are one of the best teams in the AFC South. I am not so sure about that. I still feel that they need quite a bit of help across the defense. In fact, I would put 90% that the sixth pick will be defensive for the team.
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