Apr 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback and number one overall draft choice Andrew Luck (right) greets owner Jim Irsay to a press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Indianapolis took Andrew Luck No. 1 overall on the first day. Today, with the 34th pick, they took his Stanford buddy, TE Coby Fleener.
Quarterback and tight end were big needs prior to the draft. With those filled, what else is priority?
The obvious answer right now is defense. The Colts are switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 this year, and right now the have limited options at nose tackle and corner. As of this writing, quality NTs and CBs are falling in the second round, as are a few good WRs.
I've stated repeatedly that the Colts cannot leave this draft without a strong option at NT. 3-4 base fronts do not work without quality play at NT, and no offense to free agent acquisition Brandon McKinney, but he is (at best) a quality back-up. I'm not solid on Antonio Johnson either. He barely held up playing DT in a Tampa 2.
Vote below on which positions are bigger needs as we progress further into the 2012 NFL Draft.
What are the Colts draft needs after picks 1 and 34?
NT (185 votes)
CB (211 votes)
WR (85 votes)
OL (33 votes)
S (24 votes)
LB (15 votes)
553 total votes