For weeks, I've felt like I've been slowing starving to death in a desert wasteland of only first round mock draft predictions. For those of us who follow teams that send their first round picks to the Browns in exchange for running backs who average 3 yards a carry, the lack of multi-round mocks has been agony.
That is, until now!
Our good friend Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft has brought us to an oasis in the desert, gifting us with an interesting and well-researched mock draft that spans three rounds.
Oh, and he has the Colts drafting a player from Stanford with their first pick. Sure. Why not?
59. Indianapolis Colts - David Yankey, Guard, Stanford
For a team that needs multiple upgrades on the offensive line, a player with David Yankey’s versatility is even more valuable. Yankey would fit best at guard in the NFL, though.
Taking Yankey would essentially be akin to Colts general manager Ryan Grigson giving up on last year's third round pick, Hugh Thornton. I'm not necessarily against taking Yankey, but at what point does Grigson start being held accountable for his bad picks IF he were to take a guard with his first selection in 2014?
90. Indianapolis Colts - E.J. Gaines, Cornerback, Missouri
A run on cornerbacks continues. If teams don’t target the position on the first two days of the draft, they’re going to be in trouble. Even if Vontae Davis is brought back, the Colts need talent in the secondary.
Again, intriguing. I like the idea here. Just because Davis - or anyone else - gets signed in free agency, that doesn't mean the cornerback is settled. The Colts need to develop someone here. Greg Toler is too injury prone and Darius Butler is best suited as a slot corner.