2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Indianapolis Colts Select...

INDIANAPOLIS IN - JANUARY 08: Fans wait to enter the stadium to watch the Indianapolis Colts play against the New York Jets during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 8 2011 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The 2011 Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft continues with saskwatch choosing for the Indianapolis Colts at No. 53...

As I stated in the first round post, the Indianapolis Colts have quite a few needs for a playoff team. In round one they made a selection to help bolster their offensive line with the selection of OT Gabe Carimi. Bill Polian is one of the better GM's in the league, and will stick pretty close to his board and take what he feels is a player worthy of these position in the draft.

The Colts still need help on the offensive line, and I think Ben Ijalana would be a good pick, but I can't imagine them taking two tackles with the first two picks of the draft. They also have a need at defensive tackle (as they seem to every year), but I don't see a defensive lineman that I want to take here. They need to find a future number one receiver to replace Reggie Wayne, and Titus Young would be an intriguing pick, but with Manning making practice squad players look like probowl receivers, I don't see them using a high pick on this position.

That brings us to the pick.....

Tyler Sash, Safety, Iowa

The Colts have decided to move on from the talented, but often injured, Bob Sanders. We all have seen how much better the defense is when they had Sanders in the lineup, and quite frankly if I was a Colts fan I do not want to see another game with Aaron Francisco starting at safety.

Tyler Sash started every game for the Hawkeyes the past 2 seasons, and the Colts will like a durable safety. He has played in a 2 deep zone scheme fairly similar to what the Colts run, and I think he can make a quick transition into the starting lineup. Sash appears to be a good leader, and could eventually try to fill the leadership role vacated by Bob Sanders. He has good instincts and reads and reacts quickly which is very important in the scheme that the Colts run. He takes excellent angles to the ball carrier and has pretty good ball skills with 13 career interceptions. He is physical in run support and with some more work in the weight room could become better at shedding blocks and finishing tackles.

  • Height- 6' 0"
  • Weight- 211 lbs
  • 40 yard dash- 4.6 seconds
  • Vertical- 30 inches

Full Schedule & Results:

1. Carolina Panthers (ChiefsFan90s) - Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert 

2. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers

3. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) -  Auburn QB Cam Newton

4. Cincinnati Bengals  (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - Georgia WR A.J. Green

5. Arizona Cardinals  (tmurawsk) - Texas A&M OLB Von Miller

6. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Auburn DT Nick Fairley

7. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - LSU CB Patrick Peterson

8. Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara

9. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Alabama DL Marcell Dareus

10. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Alabama WR Julio Jones

11. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Missouri DE Aldon Smith

12. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - USC OT Tyron Smith

13. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Boston College OT Anthony Castanzo

14. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Illinois DT Corey Liuget

15. Miami Dolphins (YerganFlurgan) - Alabama RB Mark Ingram

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Cal DE Cameron Jordan

17. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Temple DE Muhammad Wilkerson

18. San Diego Chargers (Chiefscafan58) - North Carolina DE Robert Quinn

19. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Florida C Mike Pouncey

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan

21. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Baylor NT Phil Taylor

22. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi

23. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Colorado OT Nate Solder

24. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Georgia DE/LB Justin Houston

25. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - TCU QB Andy Dalton

26. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Colorado CB Jimmy Smith

27. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward

28.  New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - UCLA LB Akeem Ayers

29. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod

30. New York Jets (bradelli58) - Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt

31. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Baylor G Danny Watkins

32. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn

Round Two 

33. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Miami G Orlando Franklin

34. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Arizona LB Brooks Reed

35. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - FSU QB Christian Ponder

36. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Oregon State DT Stephen Paea

37. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Maryland WR Torrey Smith

38. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Washington QB Jake Locker

39.Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick

40. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Texas CB Aaron Williams

41. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Arkansas QB Ryan Mallet

42. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - UCLA S Rahim Moore

43. Minnesota Vikings (ravenhawk) - Florida State G/C Rodney Hudson

44. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Miami CB Brandon Harris

45. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - Texas DE/LB Sam Acho

46. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph

47. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Miami WR Leonard Hankerson

48. Oakland Raiders (mushin) - Penn State G/C Steve Wisniewski

49. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Virginia CB Ras-I Dowling

50. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - UNC DT Marvis Austin

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Illinois LB Martez Wilson

52. New York Giants (flowers 24) - UNC LB Quan Sturdivant

53. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Iowa S Taylor Sash

54. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Friday April 15th

55. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Friday April 15th

56. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen)  - Monday April 18th

57. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - Monday April 18th

58. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Monday April 18th

59. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Tuesday April 19th

60. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Tuesday April 19th

61. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - Tuesday April 19th

62. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) -  Wednesday April 20th

63. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Wednesday April 20th

64. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Wednesday April 20th

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