And with the #61 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Indianapolis Colts Select...

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                                  USC DT Fili Moala

saskwatch with the pick...

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.

Round 1 is here.

Previous pick: OT Herman Johnson

Read moreScouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock:  Tennessee Titans (Lvl.99), Arizona Cardinals (THE_TRUTH) and Pittsburgh Steelers (McWhirt33).

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

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

 

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