It's Monday, and while we're focusing on free agency and the franchise tag deadline, there's still always some time for some draft talk. Like he normally does, Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar put out his most recent mock draft this week and it's a two-round mock draft!
The Colts need to add talent on the offensive line. A player of Peat's quality should be able to come in as a rookie and challenge Gosder Cherilus for the starting right tackle job. Frankly, he could probably start for the Colts at left tackle, too.
In the second round, at pick number 61, Kadar has the Colts taking Mississippi State inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney:
It's hard to get too excited about D'Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman playing the inside linebacker spots for Indianapolis. McKinney is a physical upgrade and capable of covering more ground than the two starting veterans.
As for Peat, he's a good lineman, but there are real questions about whether he would be available when the Colts pick at number 29. In Kadar's mock draft, however, he is, and it would therefore be a pretty solid move by the Colts to grab the lineman. But let's make one thing clear: the Colts are not in the market for a left tackle. That is one of the few spots on the roster that the Colts have no intentions whatsoever about focusing on this offseason, as the most they would do is extend Anthony Castonzo - who has emerged into a very good lineman. At right tackle, it's unlikely that they will part with Gosder Cherilus this offseason, but they will need to find a replacement for him long-term.
As for McKinney in the second round, that would be a great move for the Colts if the linebacker is still available. They need help at the position and McKinney would indeed provide that help. I don't have any problems with this pick whatsoever, the only question is about whether he will be there in the second round for the Colts to grab.
What are your thoughts on this mock draft?