Almost every mock draft that we have looked at very early in the process has had the Indianapolis Colts addressing their offensive line with the 18th overall pick, but in his most-recent, post-Senior Bowl week mock draft, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has the team taking an outside linebacker instead.
Miller has the Colts taking Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd in the first round, passing up popular picks such as Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker and Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin.
Floyd is a 6-4, 231 pound linebacker who declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season in 2015. Last season at Georgia, he started 13 games and finished second on the team with 74 tackles, tied for first on the team with 10.5 tackles for loss, and first on the team with 4.5 sacks. He was named a Butkus Award finalist for his play. In 2014, he was Georgia's Defensive MVP, while in 2013 he was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. Interestingly, he led the team in sacks in each of his three seasons there. In total, Floyd played in 38 games (starting 32) and recorded 184 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four passes defensed, and 54 quarterback pressures.
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein identifies Floyd as having skills as an edge rusher and in coverage (something the Colts could very much use from a linebacker), though his smaller frame could give him trouble against stronger blockers and in the run game. His athleticism and versatility are to be noted, and he would address a major area of need for the Colts at outside linebacker.