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
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.
|1||TB||Jameis Winston||QB||Florida State|
|5||WAS||Dante Fowler, Jr.||OLB||Florida|
|9||NYG||Kevin White||WR||West Virginia|
|13||NO||Trae Waynes||CB||Michigan State|
|19||CLE (from BUF)||Ereck Flowers||OT||Miami (FL)|
|20||PHI||Jaelen Strong||WR||Arizona State|
|25||CAR||Kevin Johnson||CB||Wake Forest|
|26||BAL||Melvin Gordon III||RB||Wisconsin|
|27||DAL||P.J. Williams||CB||Florida State|
|29||IND||Eddie Goldman||NT||Florida State|