After a great Colts’ pick at six (Quenton Nelson) and many reaches in the first round, there are still many first round talents left on the board. That being said there are a few picks that in my eyes are guaranteed and here’s a quick explanation why!
Cleveland Browns pick 33: Connor Williams OT Texas
The Browns future HOFer LT Joe Thomas has just retired and I think they snatch his replacement before they give the Giants the chance to Draft Flowers’ replacement.
New York Giants pick 34: Will Hernandez OG UTEP
After losing Weston Richburg to the 49ers, I see them going the same route as the browns and getting the replacement.
Cleveland Browns pick 35: Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
Once again getting a replacement, this time for Danny Shelton.
Indianapolis Colts pick 36: Josh Jackson CB Iowa
The Colts have a great need at corner with the current starters being Quincy Wilson and Pierre Desir.
Indianapolis Colts pick 37: Harold Landry OLB/DE
The Colts were front-runners for Chubb and stealing Landry in the second round would make Colts fans #TrustinBallard even more.
Indianapolis Colts pick 49: Ronald Jones II RB USC
Last year proved that taking a running back early isn’t a really good thing as we saw Alvin Kamara, Kareem Hunt, and the Colts own Marlon Mack thrive after not getting picked in round one. Picking Jones would give the Colts a 1-2 punch at RB that is becoming a necessity in the league.
Indianapolis Colts pick 67: Shaquem Griffin LB UCF
Waiting this long to take an ILB is not ideal for the Colts but if there’s someone to take I say let it be the guy who will always try his hardest, overcome, and conquer when being put down and talked about negatively.
This was a quick little mock for a few picks in hope that some of these if not all of these picks come true for the Blue and we fans get to continue watching a great draft.