USC DT Fili Moala
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Indianapolis has more needs to fill in the 2009 draft than one would expect for a playoff team. The Colts also have needs at linebacker and running back and they require upgrades along the defensive and offensive lines. The departure of Harrison has left a need at WR.
The linebacker position was addressed in the first round with the selection James Laurinaitis. The Colts would have jumped all over Brian Robiskie had he fallen a few more spots. There is nobody left on the OL or at RB that gets me excited at this spot.
The Colts use their second round pick to address one of the biggest needs, DT. For the past several years they have struggled to stop the run and they are not excited about starting the season with Raheem Brock, Daniel Muir, Eric Foster, Keyunata Dawson, and Antonio Johnson as their tackles.
They need a big athletic body in the middle to keep the oppositions offensive linemen off their fast but undersized linebackers. There are two DT’s with close to the same grade, Fili Moala and Sen'Derrick Marks. Marks’ poor performance on the bench (16 reps) creates a concern that he lacks the strength to clog up the middle. Moala is a big body (6’4”, 300 lb) that is stout against the run. He was overshadowed at USC by all of the linebackers on defense, but his ability to clog up the middle and keep linemen off those players allowed them to run all over the field and make plays.
The addition of Moala and Laurinaitis in the first two rounds should really help improve the run defense of the Colts, putting teams in more 3rd and longs and allowing their great pass rushers to put the heat on opposing QB’s.
Previous pick: OT Herman Johnson
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|Pick||Round 2||Selection||Date||Approval Rating|
|1(33)||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||CB Darius Butler||Weds., April 8th||48%
|2(34)||New England Patriots (From Kansas City) - connerman||DE Robert Ayers||Weds., April 8th||67%
|3(35)||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||DT Evander Hood||Thursday, April 9th||55%
|4(36)||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||DE Connor Barwin||Thursday, April 9th||68%
|5(37)||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||OT William Beatty||Friday, April 10th||67%
|6(38)||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||C Max Unger||Friday, April 10th||68%
|7(39)||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||G Duke Robinson||Monday, April 13th||72%
|8(40)||Oakland Raiders - mushin||T Phil Loadholt||Monday, April 13th||68%
|9(41)||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||DT Ron Brace||Tuesday, April 14th||62%
|10(42)||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||DE Michael Johnson||Tuesday, April 14th||60%
|11(43)||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||DE/LB Larry English||Weds. April 15th||67%
|12(44)||Miami Dolphins (From Washington) - shraggyj||WR Kenny Britt||Weds. April 15th||69%
|13(45)||New York Giants (From New Orleans) - ChiefsFan90s||LB Clint Sintim||Thursday, April 16th||64%
|14(46)||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||FS Louis Delmas||Thursday, April 16th||37%
|15(47)||New England Patriots (From San Diego) - connerman||DE/OLB Paul Kruger||Friday, April 17th||64%
|16(48)||Denver Broncos (From Texans) - Keyser Sose||RB Donald Brown||Friday, April 17th||41%
|17(49)||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||C Jonathan Luigs||Monday, April 20th|
|18(50)||Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - HIV2Elway||RB Shonn Green||Monday, April 20th|
|19(51)||Dallas Cowboys - chiefsfan1384
SS William Moore
||Monday, April 20th|
|20(52)||New York Jets - PSUkegreen||WR Mohamed Massaquoi||Tuesday, April 21st|
|21(53)||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||RB LeSean McCoy||Tuesday, April 21st|
|22(54)||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||C Eric Wood||Tuesday, April 21st|
|23(55)||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||CB Victor Harris||Weds. April 22nd|
|24(56)||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||CB Jarius Byrd||Weds. April 22nd|
|25(57)||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||WR Brian Robiskie||Weds. April 22nd|
|26(58)||New England Patriots - connerman||DL Jarron Gilbert||Thursday, April 23rd|
|27(59)||Carolina Panthers - 808NaNz808||OL Fenuki Tupou||Thursday, April 23rd|
|28(60)||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||OT Herman Johnson||Thursday, April 23rd|
|29(61)||Indianapolis Colts - saskwatch|| DT Fili Moala
||Friday, April 24th|
|30(62)||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||Friday, April 24th|
|31(63)||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||Friday, April 24th|
|32(64)||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Friday, April 24th|