The draft talk will take center stage this week as the annual NFL Scouting Combine takes place in Indianapolis, but mock draft Monday is something that has been going on for a few weeks now. As is his normal custom on Mondays, Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar released his latest mock draft of the season.
In his most recent edition of his mock (that includes some pretty big trades this time), Kadar has the Colts addressing the defensive line in the first round (at pick 29) by adding Iowa defensive tackle Carl Davis:
If Indianapolis isn't comfortable going after a player along the offensive line and they don't like edge players available, a big body up front will help the defense. Davis can do enough as pass rusher to play the end spot but he's clearly strong enough to hold the edge against the run.
Davis is a player who has been mocked to the Colts by a number of different analysts recently, including Stampede Blue's own Ben Lamers. Davis, a 6-5, 315 pound defensive lineman, started all 13 games in each of his last two collegiate seasons and in 2014 recorded 36 tackles, nine tackles for loss, two sacks, recovered a fumble, and blocked a field goal. He was regarded as a solid prospect after his season anyway but a great Senior Bowl week helped his stock greatly as well.
There's no doubt that the Colts need help along the defensive line, and Carl Davis would absolutely fill a need and could be a good player for the Colts in their front seven, which needs work. What are your thoughts of Davis to the Colts?
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