Colts select OT Christian Darrisaw in latest USA TODAY mock

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In USA TODAY’s latest mock draft, the Indianapolis Colts added former Virgina Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw with the No. 21 overall pick.

Here’s what Nate Davis of USA TODAY had to say about the pick:

21. Indianapolis Colts – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech:

Anthony Castonzo’s retirement leaves a void at left tackle for an otherwise stalwart line. Barring a free agent signing or shuffling All-Pro LG Quenton Nelson outside, the path of least resistance might be drafting reliable Darrisaw and leaving the other four starters in place. Gotta bubble-wrap new QB Carson Wentz after he was sacked a league-high 50 times (in just 12 games) and eventually fell apart.

This is one of the more popular picks for the Colts in mock drafts. The absence of Anthony Castonzo has most believing Chris Ballard will take his replacement at No. 21 overall. This is especially true considering how deep the class appears to be.

The Colts also could have gone with edge rushers Azeez Olujari and Jaelan Phillips, wide receiver Kadarius Toney or offensive tackles Jalen Mayfield and Teven Jenkins.

The Colts have to add a tackle in this draft to play alongside Quenton Nelson. Whether that will be at No. 21 remains to be seen.

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