Colts add EDGE, OT in Draft Wire post-Super Bowl mock draft

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Kevin Hickey
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Even though the 2021 NFL draft is still months away, the Indianapolis Colts are hard at work figuring out what path they want to take with their selections at the end of April.

With needs at quarterback, left tackle, edge rusher and cornerback, the options are seemingly endless for the Colts to add young talent to positions of need. They did just that in Draft Wire’s post-Super Bowl mock on Monday.

Here are the two selections the Colts made in the two-round mock draft from Luke Easterling:

  • 21. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami

  • 54. Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

In this mock draft, five quarterbacks went in the first 19 picks. It doesn’t appear there were any trades conducted but the Colts would have had their chances to move up if they wanted to.

Regardless, it is very well within the range of possibilities that the Colts stay put at their picks and add to the edge and offensive line. Those are two of their biggest needs entering the offseason and even though the Colts don’t purely draft based on that, they are still looking to improve those positions.

Phillips is an intriguing prospect given his size, length and athleticism. He has the skill set Chris Ballard would like to bring into the defensive line room, especially if they go the cheaper route in free agency.

Carman would be the one to replace Anthony Castonzo, who retired this offseason after 10 seasons in the NFL. Working next to Quenton Nelson will help the development of a young offensive tackle.

It will be interesting to see how the Colts go about their draft, but these might be two names to keep an eye on.

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Colts' 7-round mock draft following Super Bowl LV