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How Did The Colts Draft Grade Out With Jack Mewhort and Donte Moncrief?

Posted May 10, 2014

Intro: The Colts went to the offensive side of the ball with both of their picks on Friday night. How do the national draft pundits view the Colts selections of Jack Mewhort and Donte Moncrief?



INDIANAPOLIS – After watching the draft for nearly six hours and 58 prospects come off the board, the Colts made their move on Friday night.

The moves centered on stockpiling the talent around Andrew Luck and a Colts offense filled with depth.

In offensive lineman Jack Mehwort, the Colts have acquired a player with tackle size at 6-6 and 309 pounds but one with the position flexibility to slide inside at the next level.

In wide receiver Donte Moncrief, the Colts selected one of the most physically imposing receivers in the 2014 draft class with plenty of room for the 20-year old to develop under Reggie Wayne.

It didn’t take long for the draft grades to role in on the Colts second and third round picks and below are some of the thoughts from outsiders on the newest players heading to Indianapolis.

No. 59, Jack Mewhort, Offensive Lineman, Ohio State

Mewhort started at left tackle for the Buckeyes the last two years but he flipped sides down at the Senior Bowl.

Playing right tackle and right guard, Mewhort caught the Colts eye down in Mobile and Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage shared his thoughts on Mewhort.


No. 90, Donte Moncrief, Wide Receiver, Mississippi


Growing up in Raleigh, Mississippi, Moncrief has done a pretty good job of putting the 1,500-person town on the map.

Other have taken notice of Moncrief's play and the 20-year old receiver got rave reviews when the Colts chose him at No. 90.

Here are a few excerpts on draft grades from around the league:

Monday Morning Quarterback's Greg Bedard

Indianapolis Colts: Didn’t pick until 59th and 90th, but they got two needed players in offensive tackle Jack Mewhort, who should compete right away at right guard, and wide receiver Donte Moncrief. He’s one of my favorite players in the draft, and the Colts can bring him along slowly behind Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks at the boundary receiver spots.

CBS Sports's Pete Prisco on giving the pick an "A"

Moncrief can fly and the Colts need that. Hakeem Nicks might be a one-year guy and Reggie Wayne is coming off an injury. I like it.

NFL.com's Bryan Fischer

The skinny: We'll keep the Colts down here, thanks to the still-to-be-determined trade that cost them their first-rounder, but Mewhort is a nice boost to the offensive line. Moncrief is a bit raw but could find some playing time down the road for the Colts.


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