With the 29th pick in the 2015 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Indianapolis Colts GM jscanlan selects...
As the draft quickly approaches, and as the Colts hone in on their draft focus, I see three distinct needs that have been keeping the stallion Andy Luck from becoming the next Super Bowl winning QB. Those needs are ILB, OL, and DL.
I won’t throw a ton of analysis at you, because thanks to some seriously FUBAR picks earlier in this mock draft it makes the 29th pick very easy. That, and after the Chiefs pick, about 90 percent of people stopped paying attention.
The key to future success for the Colts is keeping Andrew Luck upright and healthy. He’s a solidly built man’s man and his neard is exceptional, but that hasn’t kept him from being the most frequently hit QB in the NFL over the past three years. That is unacceptable. Sure, the Colts could help their run defense by adding a DT or DE or ILB, but I think those needs could be helped in the second and third rounds quite adequately.
That leaves the 29th pick to the offensive line. Thankfully for the Colts and other OL needy teams, this draft is deep in OL talent. Somehow, miraculously, in this mock draft Ereck Flowers, DJ Humphries, and Cameron Erving have not been selected! Ridiculous. Shame on y’all and your ridiculousness AP Mock Drafters. Bryce Petty in the first? Really? A premium pass-rusher like Bud Dupree sliding to No. 27? Fubar.
So, without further adieu: With the 29th pick in the AP Mock Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select ...
Miami OT Ereck Flowers
I referenced three top offensive linemen above, and I think Ereck Flowers is the best of the available linemen. I looked at Cam Erving, and just didn’t think his skillset is what the Colts need. He’s versatile, yes, but he’s one of those guys that isn’t excellent at any one thing. He’s good at many things, and certainly capable of being a consistent starter somewhere. However, he’ll need some time to get to that point. I looked at DJ Humphries, and was intrigued by his athleticism, but after all, he’s quite inexperienced.
Ereck Flowers is regarded by many to be a top 15 pick. He’s the Top OT on many teams’ draft boards, and with good reason. Flowers is a nasty, brutish, bruising OT that could play guard as well as starting at RT. He goes on mean streaks, and punishes defensive linemen. He’s a great fit for a team that needs an enforcer to keep their star QB on his feet. If they can keep Luck on his feet and healthy, the Colts will be back in the Super Bowl sometime within the next three years.
Mock draft order
29. Colts - OT Ereck Flowers