Lots of mock drafts have the Colts taking player X or player Y, including mocks we've done here and the Writer's Mock at Mocking the Draft. Here is a quick summary of what some of the major mock draft sites are saying about the Colts at pick #31:
Drafttek.com- Charles Brown, USC, OT
Pending a jaw-dropping trade with San Diego for LOT Marcus McNeil, the Colts go for the Left Tackle they've been missing since their Super Bowl championship season. While not polished as a left tackle, this former tight end gives the Colts a solid athletic lineman that can evolve into a top blindside left tackle. He has all the tools: quickness, great footwork, explosion in the run and pass block area, adequate upper-body strength and still has room to add more mass to his 6'-5" frame. He won't be a Pro Bowl tackle his first or second year, but with proper development, he might have the chance to become a fixture soon thereafter. - Rick McGlothlin (Drafttek Colts Analyst)
Walter Football- Rodger Saffold, Indiana, OT
Even though the defensive side of the ball has been the weaker half of Indianapolis' roster, general manager Bill Polian has spent seven of his 10 first-round picks on offensive players.
One area of weakness on offense for the Colts is the offensive line. Left tackle, right tackle and right guard can all be upgraded. I have to believe the Colts will be searching for a left tackle in the early stages of the 2010 NFL Draft. Charlie Johnson did a solid job last year, but he's not a franchise left tackle.
Rodger Saffold displayed his athleticism at the Combine, running a 5.22 in the 40 and looking fluid in the drills. He definitely has left tackle potential in the NFL.
Mocking the Draft- Charles Brown, USC, OT (Hint: This write-up was written by some schmuck you may have heard of)
Re-tooling and re-inventing the offensive line seems to be priority #1 this off-season for Bill Polian, a man who had some not-so-happy things to say about his guys in the trenches after the Colts Super Bowl loss to the Saints. If the Colts drafted Brown (in addition to their other moves, such as dumping Ryan Lilja and signing Adam Terry and Andy Alleman), it would send a clear signal that the performance of the o-line last year was completely unacceptable. It would mean the days in Indy are numbered for Ugoh and for 2008 first day pick Mike Pollak. I have a sense that this is what Polian wants to do. He wants to shake up the o-line and give new line coach Pete Metzelaars a fresh start with some new talent. Therefore, if Brown is there at #31, Polian will take him.
NFL Draft Coundown- Charles Brown, USC, OT
USC’s Charles Brown is an impressive physical specimen and great athlete who is just starting to put it all together. Brown will require some development but he has the tools to be a top-flight left tackle at the next level. Charles Brown | USC Trojans Indy could also look for some help on the interior in the form of someone such as Idaho’s Mike Iupati or Florida’s Maurkice Pouncey. Despite efforts to address the position last offseason defensive tackle is still a problem area too so Indianapolis could be interested in Jared Odrick of Penn State, who would be an ideal fit for their scheme.
Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft- Devin McCourty, Rutgers, CB
He was terrific in run support, and plays the short zone well, making him the perfect Nickel CB, taking over for Marlin Jackson. He can play some man-to-man as well, which Coyer has thrown in more than under Meeks. He was also a Special Teams Ace, which is great news. He'll be able to help the team in some crucial areas.
National Football Post- Rodger Saffold, Indiana, OT
We know Colts president Bill Polian loves to draft Big Ten guys, and Saffold has the talent and versatility to play either guard or tackle at the next level.
DraftDebacled.com has a 19.9% probability rating that the Colts will take Maurkice Pouncey, a guard from Florida. This means that only one of the main mock drafts has the Colts picking someone other than an offensive lineman. Of course, all this means is that when pick #31 comes up, Bill Polian will take a wide receiver.