It's very early in the draft process, as the 2016 NFL Draft is still months away. The Senior Bowl just took place last week, while the Combine hasn't even happened yet. But people have already been putting out mock drafts for weeks, and NFL.com's Chad Reuter took it four steps further by recently releasing a four-round mock draft.
In the first round, Reuter has the Indianapolis Colts addressing their offensive line by taking Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin with the 18th overall pick.
Andrew Luck will see his team picking the tough-minded tackle in Jack Conklin and say, "yes, please."
In the second round, Reuter has the team adding Arkansas running back Alex Collins with the 48th overall pick. Then in the third round, he has the Colts adding Houston cornerback William Jackson III with the 82nd pick and, in the fourth round, Miami safety Deon Bush with the 113th overall pick.
Conklin (6-6, 325 pounds) decided to forgo his senior season at Michigan State and enter the NFL Draft. During his collegiate career, he started 38 games and was a very reliable force up front for the Spartans. Though 35 of his starts came at left tackle (the other three at right tackle), he projects to be able to play either spot in the NFL, and with the Colts he would likely be the team's right tackle since Anthony Castonzo is in place already on the left side.
Collins (5-11, 215 pounds) also decided to forgo his senior season and enter the Draft. During his career at Arkansas, he played in 38 games (starting 14) and rushed for 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns on 665 carries, averaging 5.8 yards per rush. He also caught 27 passes for 167 yards.
Jackson (6-2, 195 pounds) played in 39 games at Houston and recorded 115 tackles, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 40 passes defensed, and eight interceptions.
Bush (6-1, 205 pounds) played in 45 games for Miami, starting 32 of them, and recorded 168 tackles, five sacks, 10 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 13 passes defensed, and four interceptions.