This is a first for me. Usually my titles have nothing to do with anything. This won't be a normal mock draft. There's a few rabid fans out there who might like the Colts to select a OT in every round of the draft. So, I thought we should look at the possibilities at Offensive Tackle in each round.
I used only one source for this, CBSSports Draft Prospects ... heck, who am I kidding, nobody bothers with sources in this day and age.
I'm not going to analyze tape, or read anything, just gonna paraphrase and/or steal others thoughts about these dudes. Then I'll pretend like they are my ideas. Basically I'm lazy but if I keep telling you things like "I suck" and "I am a bad person" maybe I can preemptively diffuse some criticism.
If you are lucky, I will quote someone out of context and twist their word into some kind of semi-decipherable straw-man. Then attack it with hyperbolic lunacy.
I figure if I put in enough disclaimers and caveats, I can always backpedal and say "I said its just my opinion". Or, "I told you I'm an idiot". That way I don't actually have to answer any serious questions. Don't bother calling me names like "douchebag" or "cock-juggling-jizz-monkey". Haven't found that stuff funny since the seventh grade.
Castonzo, Carimi, T. Smith, Solder, Sherrod. I won't say much about these guys. They're pretty much all everyone talks about so go read those posts. Can't believe people aren't crapping themselves worrying about T.Smith or Nate Solder being taking in the 1st. Experts project them as developmental projects. Could be years before they contribute.
Jason Pinkston and Marcus Cannon - Both look like guards at the Pro level. So your first thought is "pass". But we love playing guards as tackles and vice versa. I'm thinking we trade down from the first and take them both. Think of the versatility. We could dress them as tight ends and have a quintuple TE set. (Taking the high road at this point, you can create your own Brett Farve/Rex Ryan/Big Ben jokes.)
DeMarcus Love - Should've had him in the second but just wasn't enough room. Team Captain, has his degree. Projected to be RT. Luckily the Rams already have a LT, so he might be available.
Joseph Barksdale - No analysis on CBS. That fact alone indicates he's highly rated by Polian. Welcome to the Colts, Joe.
James Carpenter - Another RT that could move inside. That's called versatility, folks. I heard this guy once punted in a Pop Warner game. That's called roster flexibility, boys and girls.
James Brewer - History of injuries, check. Not a mauler, check. Not aggressive, check. Not Roger Saffold, check.
Marcus Gilbert - 6-6, 329. Mature pass blocker. Dad's ex-Secret Service. What do ya'll know about this guy?
Willy Smith - Potential Pro Bowler that will take a few years to develop. He might not make it past the 22nd overall pick.
Kevin Hughes - No way Polian takes someone everyone else rates as a 7th rounder. So I found a guy with the last name Hughes. It seemed appropriate.
Here's my 2011 Indianapolis Colts mock draft.
We trade out of the first, picking up a 2nd and a 5th replacing the pick traded for Tryon. (Polian's favorite TV show is V. It is well known that "V" is the roman numeral five. Therefor, logically, it follows Bill would trade a 5th for Tryon.)
2nd Jason Pinkston
2nd Marcus Cannon
3rd Joseph Barksdale
4th James Brewer
5th Marcus Gilbert
6th Willy Smith
7th Kevin Hughes
With all these guys drafted, the player with the best chance to start at LT is whichever UDFA Polian signs. Dude can flat out ball.
Who will be the starting LT for the 2011 Colts?
Charlie Johnson (47 votes)
Jeff Linkenbach (24 votes)
Tyson Clabo (10 votes)
2011 1st round pick (59 votes)
Little known, under rated nobody Polian will pick from obscurity. (24 votes)
164 total votes