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Colts Bolster Defensive Line, Pass Rush by Taking Bradley Chubb in Todd McShay’s Initial Mock Draft

NCAA Football: South Carolina at North Carolina State Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not quite that time of year again, however, for Indianapolis Colts fans it’s well into the realm of interest. The Colts need help at several positions despite the defensive haul in free agency from GM Chris Ballard. Bradley Chubb, a defensive end out of North Carolina State, would go a long way for the Colts in bolstering their defensive line as well as adding some much-needed pass rush for a young, rebuilt defensive unit.

Todd McShay of ESPN released his initial mock draft of the year and explained his top-10 here, and to the relief of Colts fans, he indeed handed the Colts the talented defensive lineman at the third-overall selection where the Colts currently find themselves in the draft order.

Chubb has tallied 25 sacks, 54.5 tackles for loss, 100 solo tackles and nearly 200 total tackles in the last three seasons at North Carolina State. Though the Colts find themselves in the top-5 at this moment, the consideration of trading back — even just a couple picks -— is a very real possibility to acquire even more of a draft haul.

Either way, it feels quite certain that the Colts are in great position to get a real playmaker on the defensive side of the ball which is something they’re lacking despite the solid offseason additions. Let the draft fun begin!