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What 90 mock drafts say about the Indianapolis Colts' first round pick

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Here's what 90 different mock drafts say about the Colts' top pick, thanks to a fancy pie chart from SB Nation's Adam Stites.

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When it comes to mock drafts, it's hard to find a consensus.  Often the projected picks are all over the place, unless there's a rare prospect such as Andrew Luck (and even then, there were some who said Robert Griffin III should be the pick).  The point is that you won't really find a ton of agreement when it comes to picks, but that doesn't stop people from making mock drafts and from paying attention to them.

SB Nation's Adam Stites is trying to do both things, as he hopes to find the most-mocked pick among a number of different mock drafts.  His list is now up to 90 mock drafts surveyed and for each team in the first round, Stites has compiled a pie chart that represents the most commonly projected picks.  For the Indianapolis Colts at pick number 18, the two most common picks are - surprise, surprise - offensive linemen, as Taylor Decker and Jack Conklin occupy the top two spots.

Here's the full breakdown:

Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State - 41.1%

Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State - 12.2%

Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky - 6.7%

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State - 5.6%

Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia - 4.4%

Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson - 3.3%

Others - 18.9%

It shouldn't really come as a surprise that offensive linemen and pass rushers dominate the top of this list, while a cornerback and running back are in the mix too.  That's probably exactly what people would say about the Colts' biggest needs, too, as the linemen and pass rush spots are the biggest needs and the cornerback and running back spots are also needs too.

The one thing that this chart doesn't show is the progression over time in the mock drafts, as the earliest mocks used are from February 8.  There's a lot of opinions that could have changed, such as with Ezekiel Elliott (who is now widely projected to go before the Colts' pick in the first round).  With that said, however, these charts do a tremendous job of giving an idea of what a wide range of people are predicting teams to do in the NFL Draft, and it's helpful then to look at it and identify those players who many are picking the Colts to pick.