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Best remaining players in NFL Draft for Colts after first round

Taking a brief look at some of the top talent available heading into the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is over, and it featured plenty of trades and surprises - particularly about those players who didn't get drafted.  The Colts got their man in center Ryan Kelly, but there are several others areas of need on the roster.  The good news for them is that there is plenty of talent available in the second round, including some first-round caliber players.

Here's a brief rundown of some of the top players left (in no particular order) for the Colts as we prepare for the second round tomorrow night (beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET).  The Colts currently pick 48th overall in the second round, though we could certainly see some movement depending on how the draft goes.

Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the first round was Myles Jack, a top-five talent, dropping out of the first round.  There had begun to be some talk about him possibly slipping out of the top ten, but it was very unexpected that he would fall out of the first round entirely.  Nevertheless, Jack is still avaialble as we enter day two, and that will certainly have a lot of teams thinking about the potential pick overnight.  There are serious concerns with Jack's knee and injury, but he also is a very talented player who could help the Colts by giving them a defensive playmaker.

Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

The Colts could use help at inside linebacker after the departure of Jerrell Freeman, and Reggie Ragland could provide them with that opportunity.  A name associated with the Colts in some first round mock drafts, Ragland is still available heading into the second round.  With Jerrell Freeman gone and D'Qwell Jackson set to turn 33 years old this season, it would be wise for the Colts to consider taking an inside linebacker.

Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

The need at cornerback for the Colts was reduced by the free agent signing of Patrick Robinson this offseason, but that doesn't mean the Colts should shy away from taking a talented player to help them at the position.  Mackensie Alexander is the best corner left on the board entering day two and had received some interest from Chuck Pagano earlier in the draft process.

Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

Another player who was mentioned in association with the Colts in some mock drafts, Andrew Billings is a very good defensive lineman who would address the other side of the trenches for the Colts after taking Ryan Kelly in the first round.  Grabbing a guy like Billings to play nose tackle would give the Colts someone to fill an important role defensively and would give them a couple of solid players at the position, as David Parry started 16 games there last year as a rookie.

A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

Another player who I'm surprised is still available, Robinson is a very talented defensive lineman with a ton of potential.  He could become a key player on some team's defensive line, and he's a guy the Colts would have to consider based purely on his talent and on the addition he would bring to their defensive line.

Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky

We all know how desperately the Colts need pass rush help, and there's a first-round caliber pass rusher still on the board heading into day two.  It's likely that Spence has fallen due to off-the-field concerns, and while Ryan Grigson does have a policy in place about not taking players with character flags in early rounds, it would seem as if Spence is worth the gamble.  The upside he could bring would be huge for a team desperate for young pass rushers, and it would give the Colts a terrific first two picks - grabbing a good center and a good pass rusher in the first two rounds.

Of course, these are just a few of the many, many players still available, and it's quite possible none of them will be around by the time the Colts' 48th pick comes up.  As we look toward the second round, who are you hoping to see the Colts take?