Walter Football has updated their four round mock draft. I have to say, me like!
Round 1, Pick 1: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Round 2, Pick 34: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Round, 3, Pick 64: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
Round 4, Pick 97: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
Yes, I admit it is top heavy with offense. So what? Offense is what wins in the modern NFL, not stopping the run or "being physical." The Patriots had an awful defense last year, and nearly won their fourth Super Bowl. The Giants played sloppy defense all year. Yet, they won the Super Bowl because their pass rush was amazing and because Eli Manning is as clutch in the playoffs as any quarterback in the league.
Like the Giants, the Colts are building around the new quarterback and their pass rush. Thus, you need to give Andrew Luck people to throw the ball to.
At pick 34, I'd be fine with Mohamed Sanu from Rutgers as well, but I can see why Jeffery is a better option. Sanu is similar to Reggie Wayne. He doesn't have blazing speed, but he's fast enough, and his route running, hands, and reliability are all excellent. Jeffery flashed 4.38 speed at his Pro Day, and with Pierre Garcon now gone to the Redskins, the Colts need someone to stretch the field. Donnie Avery is a nice pickup, but he isn't someone you can truly rely on.
Ta'amu in round three is a no-brainer. The Colts need a starting nose tackle. Alabama's Josh Chapman would have worked there as well.
Grabbing Orson Charles at No. 97 would be a complete steal. Yes, he has some character concerns. Again, so what? This team needs talent, not Boy Scouts. However, if Charles' character flaws are enough to scare Indy away, Chase Minnifield is still available in this scenario. He's a good corner who can return kicks.
Regardless, that's four potential starters the Colts would grab with four picks. If they come away with a haul like this, I'm smiling.