It's officially the offseason for the Indianapolis Colts, as they saw their season come to an end on Sunday night in New England in the AFC Championship game. As such, many fans have already turned their attention towards what the Colts have to do to improve in the offseason in order to beat the Patriots and reach their goal of bringing home a Lombardi Trophy.
Obviously, one of the biggest areas where teams can improve in the offseason is through the NFL Draft, and mock draft season has already been getting started for a few weeks now. In his most recent mock draft on Monday, Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar has the Colts taking Arik Armstead, a defensive end from Oregon, in the first round.
29. Indianapolis Colts: Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon
Armstead is a monstrous defensive end with experience playing end in a 3-4 scheme. He could be brought in to give the Colts a physical toughness up front.
The defensive line is certainly a big area that the Colts need to address, especially if Cory Redding decides to retire this offseason. The Colts' front seven got dominated on Sunday night and quite simply aren't good enough to compete against the top tier offenses, and they could really use help in the front seven most of all. And as long as the Colts are taking someone along there in the draft in an effort to improve the defense and the front seven in particular, they'll be addressing a big need.
What would you think of the Colts selecting Arik Armstead in the first round?