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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Colts plug middle with nose tackle Eddie Goldman

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We project Indy to plug up the middle with their first 2015 draft pick.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Ah, the Indianapolis Colts. That Andrew Luck fellow is pretty good, too, and he's got some very good receivers to throw to. They made the AFC Championship Game last year with something called "Boom Herron" starting at running back instead of the ghost of Trent Richardson's expectations, and now they have a productive (if old) tailback in Frank Gore.

But the defense?

Never mind that they held Peyton Manning and the Broncos to 13 points in the Divisional Round - they were 19th in the league in points allowed in the regular season and had 45 dropped on them by New England in the AFC Championship. This is a team that needs to get more stout up front as they continue to try to find the right personnel for their 3-4 defense.

With that in mind (and since I'm serving as Colts' GM in the APC Mock Draft) I've decided to plug the middle of the Colts' defense with arguably the best run-stuffing nose tackle in the draft. With the 29th pick, the Colts select...

Eddie Goldman, nose tackle, Florida State

Height: 6'4"
Weight: 336 pounds

Plain and simple, Goldman is an anchor against the run. He won't be racking up sacks, but that's not what the Colts need with Robert Mathis rushing off the edge. As a two-down nose tackle, Goldman can take on multiple blockers up front and should be a steady, imposing presence for the Colts for a long time.

Pick Team Player Position School
1 TB Jameis Winston QB Florida State
2 TEN Leonard Williams DT USC
3 JAX Amari Cooper WR Alabama
4 OAK Randy Gregory OLB/DE Nebraska
5 WAS Dante Fowler, Jr. OLB Florida
6 NYJ Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
7 CHI Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
8 ATL Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
9 NYG Kevin White WR West Virginia
10 STL La'el Collins OT LSU
11 MIN DeVante Parker WR Louisville
12 CLE Danny Shelton DT Washington
13 NO Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
14 MIA Marcus Peters CB Washington
15 SF Malcom Brown DT Texas
16 HOU Landon Collins S Alabama
17 SD T.J. Clemmings OL Pittsburgh
18 KC Andrus Peat OT Stanford
19 CLE (from BUF) Ereck Flowers OT Miami (FL)
20 PHI Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State
21 CIN D.J. Humphries OT Florida
22 PIT Dorial Green-Beckham WR Missouri
23 DET Todd Gurley RB Georgia
24 ARI Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma
25 CAR Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest
26 BAL Melvin Gordon III RB Wisconsin
27 DAL P.J. Williams CB Florida State
28 DEN Arik Armstead DE Oregon
29 IND Eddie Goldman NT Florida State
30 GB