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Colts select Kenny Golladay and Anthony Walker in 2017 two round re-draft

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SB Nation conducted a two round re-draft of the 2017 NFL Draft. This provided each team site the opportunity to make the same or new selections according to who was available in the re-draft and with knowledge of each team’s current needs. There were no trades in the re-draft.

When the Indianapolis Colts selected in the first round, only a handful of players received attention from Stampede Blue’s writing team. Wide receivers Kenny Golladay and JuJu Smith-Schuster were at the top of the list and it took some discussion and a very close vote to push Golladay over the top. The winning voters felt that Golladay has more consistently proven himself to be a legitimate NFL weapon and #1 receiver, while Smith-Schuster’s production to this point has been resigned to seasons where defenses were treating Antonio Brown as the top priority.

If it matters, there was also a bit of a feeling that Golladay was more of a “blue card” player than Smith-Schuster, and someone Chris Ballard seems more likely to have targeted.

In the second round, the team felt that there were three options. The first two were 2017 Colts selections already, Anthony Walker and Marlon Mack. The third was offensive tackle Garrett Bolles. Given that the Colts would still have Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins, there was a feeling that keeping Walker in the corps linebacker rotations with Darius Leonard and Bobby Okereke made more sense as the priority.

There was also a thought that perhaps Mack would still be available at the end of the second and we could all hope he fell to the Colts in the third round. Sadly, that didn’t happen. There is no doubt the backfield would be better with Mack and there wasn’t any excited by the team in being forced to make that decision.

Grabbing Bolles would have likely cost the Colts Walker and Mack but it would have significantly improved the offensive tackle depth. Given that both Walker and Mack have been and likely will still be starters, and given that Bolles would like sit behind both Smith and Castonzo — and possibly not be the long-term solution at left tackle anyway — Walker was selected.

Here are the full results of the re-draft. Discuss the results in the comments.

2017 NFL Re-Draft Round 1

Round Team Pick
Round Team Pick
1 Cleveland Browns Patrick Mahomes
2 San Francisco 49ers Deshaun Watson
3 Chicago Bears George Kittle
4 Jacksonville Jaguars Christian McCaffrey
5 Tennessee Titans Myles Garrett
6 New York Jets Jamal Adams
7 Los Angeles Chargers Tre'Davious White
8 Carolina Panthers Marshon Lattimore
9 Cincinnati Bengals Ryan Ramczyk
10 Buffalo Bills T.J. Watt
11 New Orleans Saints Marlon Humphrey
12 Cleveland Browns Chris Godwin
13 Arizona Cardinals Alvin Kamara
14 Philadelphia Eagles Eddie Jackson
15 Indanapolis Colts Kenny Golladay
16 Baltimore Ravens JuJu Smith-Schuster
17 Washington Jonathan Allen
18 Tennessee Titans Adoree Jackson
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dalvin Cook
20 Denver Broncos Budda Baker
21 Detroit Lions Cooper Kupp
22 Miami Dolphins Malik Hooker
23 New York Giants Taylor Moton
24 Las Vegas Raiders Mike Williams
25 Houston Texans Desmond King
26 Seattle Seahawks DJ Jones
27 Kansas City Chiefs Shaquill Griffin
28 Dallas Cowboys Marcus Williams
29 Green Bay Packers Aaron Jones
30 Pittsburgh Steelers O.J. Howard
31 Atlanta Falcons Dion Dawkins
32 New Orleans Saints Evan Engram

2017 NFL Re-Draft Round 2

Round Team Pick
Round Team Pick
33 Cleveland Browns John Johnson
34 San Francisco 49ers Curtis Samuel
35 Jacksonville Jaguars Chidobe Awuzie
36 Chicago Bears Derek Barnett
37 Los Angeles Rams Zach Cunningham
38 Los Angeles Chargers Larry Ogunjobi
39 New York Jets Marcus Maye
40 Carolina Panthers Joe Mixon
41 Cincinnati Bengals Jayon Brown
42 New Orleans Saints Taysom Hill
43 Philadelphia Eagles Tarik Cohen
44 Buffalo Bills Matt Milano
45 Arizona Cardinals Dalvin Tomlinson
46 Indianapolis Colts Anthony Walker
47 Baltimore Ravens Tyus Bowser
48 Minnesota Vikings Austin Ekeler
49 Washington Leonard Fournette
50 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kevin King
51 Denver Broncos Jourdan Lewis
52 Cleveland Browns (via Titans) Haason Reddick
53 Detroit Lions Raekwon McMillan
54 Miami Dolphins David Njoku
55 New York Giants Jabrill Peppers
56 Las Vegas Raiders Sidney Jones
57 Houston Texans Cam Robinson
58 Seattle Seahawks Chris Carson
59 Kansas City Chiefs Marlon Mack
60 Dallas Cowboys Carl Lawson
61 Green Bay Packers Xavier Woods
62 Pittsburgh Steelers Kareem Hunt
63 Atlanta Falcons Takkarist McKinley
64 Carolina Panthers (via Patriots) Josh Jones