The NFL Draft is only a couple of weeks away, and we’re once again taking a look this week at who the most common picks are for the Indianapolis Colts in mock drafts.
SB Nation’s Adam Stites has been keeping a compilation of a number of mock drafts and looking at the most common picks for each team, and it currently features 74 different mock drafts. Here’s what it looks like for the Colts:
Since it’s hard to distinguish which is which in the pie chart, here’s a list version of the most common picks for the Colts so far:
1. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama - 13.5%
2. Haason Reddick, LB, Temple - 9.5%
2. Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky - 9.5%
2. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford - 9.5%
5. Derek Barnett, EDGE, Tennessee - 8.1%
5. Ryan Ramczyk, T, Wisconsin - 8.1%
7. Taco Charlton, EDGE, Michigan - 6.8%
7. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State - 6.8%
9. Garett Bolles, T, Utah - 5.4%
It should be noted that the piece of the pie labeled “others” (which makes up 23% of it) is composed of various players that different mock drafts had the Colts taking, with those players only being taken in less than five percent of the mock drafts surveyed.
Once again, you can see that there’s not much consensus. Slowly but surely, however, Reuben Foster seems to keep appearing in more and more mock drafts for the Colts - and it would be an absolutely terrific pick for Indianapolis. Foster is an incredibly talented player but his stock has fallen a bit recently, which makes it realistic that perhaps the Colts could be able to get him. That would be great news for Indy if it happened, and it would give them an immediate starter and upgrade at a position of need.
There are a number of defensive players on the list, as Reuben Foster, Haason Reddick, Derek Barnett, and Taco Charlton are all relatively common picks for Indianapolis in mock drafts. But note that there are also two running backs (Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook) and three offensive linemen (Forrest Lamp, Ryan Ramczyk, and Garett Bolles) who appear as well, which is interesting and possible but likely a bit misguided.
Overall, though, this is about what you’d expect: no consensus about who the Colts should take in this month’s NFL Draft, nor even about what position the Colts should target. But the selection of Reuben Foster would be a terrific one.