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Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup 7.0


Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Indianapolis Colts from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Indianapolis Colts, check out our 2021 Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Colts:

EDSFootball - Donahue (3/23)

21. Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

The Colts have been quiet so far in free agency with only three official moves and one of those was formally announcing the trade for Carson Wentz. Wentz was the most sacked QB in the league last year as he has a propensity to hold onto the ball too long so trying to give him the best protection possible will be paramount. With the retirement of Anthony Castonzo, the Colts have an immediate and very pressing need to fill at offensive tackle.

NFL.com - Brooks (3/23)

21. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)

The Colts must be able to generate pressure with a four-man rush to effectively run Matt Eberflus' version of Tampa 2. Phillips is a skilled technician with a non-stop motor and a polished game.

The Athletic - Beat Writers (3/23)

21. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)

An important factor in the Colts' thinking while they weighed adding Carson Wentz was whether they'd be able to keep their early-round draft picks this spring. They were able to do that -- giving up just a third-rounder this year, then a conditional second-rounder next year -- and they plan on using those resources to attack two glaring needs: pass rush and left tackle. With Darrisaw off the board, the Colts have to shift to the defensive side of the ball, where they have two young defensive ends (Kemoko Turay and Ben Banogu) who've yet to solidify a starting spot. In Phillips, GM Chris Ballard tries to add punch to a position that is vital in his defense's 4-3 scheme. -- Zak Keefer

ESPN - Kiper (3/22)

21. Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL)

Under general manager Chris Ballard, the Colts never go all out in free agency, focusing instead on low-cost, short-term deals. And even though they could still bring back veteran edge rusher Justin Houston, this could be a spot to take a young defender. Rousseau had 15.5 sacks in 2019 and then opted out of this past season. He has an up-and-down evaluation, but you can't deny his production and size (6-foot-7, 250 pounds). He has a high ceiling. Indianapolis also has a hole at left tackle after Anthony Costanzo retired.

CBS Sports - Wilson (3/22)

21. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)

DeForest Buckner and Justin Houston were No. 1 and No. 2 in sacks for Indy last season. Buckner is a defensive tackle and Houston, an edge rusher, is a free agent. While offensive tackle is on the to-do list, Jaelan Phillips, who is coming off a big campaign for the U, makes a lot of sense here too.

PFF - Renner (3/22)

28. Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL)

More than any other defense in the NFL, the Colts covet long athletes on defense. You may not find a longer defensive end in the draft class than Rousseau. It's why he was darn near impossible for guards to block when he kicked inside and racked up 16 sacks as a redshirt freshman in 2019 before opting out in 2020.

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