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Posted on: February 10, 2009 12:31 pm

Early look at possible Colts draft targets

Well, I know it's way early, but I though I would take a look at potential ways the Colts could go in the draft.

Most mock drafts out there have the Colts taking Peria Jerry, DT out of Ole Miss in the first round, which would be ok.  The Colts have struggled mightily against the run for years, and new defensive coordinator Larry Coyer will likely want to add some significant bulk at DT to help this.  However, I personally don't believe there is that much difference, talentwise, between Jerry and some other DT's projected as 2nd and 3rd rounders.  Guys like Ziggy Hood, Sen'Derrick Marks, and Fili Moala are all guys who I think would be great fits for the Colts at DT, and are all guys who are taken in the late second to late third rounds in most mock drafts I've seen.

If the Colts were to go that route and try to grab one or maybe even two of those guys in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, my guess is that WR would be the position they addressed in the first round, because Marvin Harrison (if he doesn't retire) is looking an awful lot like a cap casulty, sadly.  One mock draft I saw really intreagued me as it had the Colts passing up on Jerry and selecting Percy Harvin, WR out of Florida, which I think would be great!  What better way to replace the playmaking of Marvin than with the explosiveness of Harvin?  His versitility (he can play both WR and RB) would help spice up an offense that became all too predictable last season.  Plus he would help to shore up our severly lacking kick return department.

Finally, I have to put in my plug (as most regular Colt's board posters know) about Nate Swift out of Nebraska.  I finally found a good profile of him, here it is, enjoy:  http://cdsdraft.com/profile.php?id=2485

Thanks for reading!

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