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Is Safety The Popular Pick At No. 59?

Posted May 9, 2014

Intro: After a day of watching the draft madness, the Colts will get a crack at bolstering their roster later on Friday. Here’s a look at some final second round mock drafts from around the league.



INDIANAPOLIS – During the first round of Thursday’s 2014 NFL Draft, the Colts sat patiently knowing their time would come to bolster a playoff roster.

That time is approaching with the Colts scheduled to pick at No. 59 and 90 on Friday night.

With the first round complete, national pundits have updated their second round mock drafts.

Did a run of safeties near the end of the first round take away some potential picks for the Colts at 59?

Below is a compilation of four mock drafts from around the NFL with the Colts potential selections at No. 59.

59. Marcus Martin, C/G, USC

USA Today’s Nate Davis


Analysis: The Colts desperately need help inside. Andrew Luck has taken a beating in his young NFL career (73 sacks in two years), and C Phil Costa retired last month after signing in March. Martin played guard and center for the Trojans and been labeled the best interior O-lineman in the draft by NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock.

Bowen’s Analysis:
In Davis’ mock draft he has his top two center prospects going back-to-back picks. The biggest question surrounding the Colts taking a center on Friday night is how much competition do you wanted created for Khaled Holmes? If Holmes is the answer, then maybe you can wait until Saturday before adding another center.


59. Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State  

NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks


Analysis: Joyner's versatility as a "do-it-all" defender would upgrade the Colts' nickel packages.

Bowen’s Analysis: Joyner has been a consistent name falling to the Colts in several mock drafts. He has the ability to play several positions in the secondary and that versatility could be vital considering the injury problems the Colts defensive backs faced in 2013.


59. Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

ESPN.com’s Mel Kiper


Analysis: The Colts need help at a couple spots along the interior of the O-line. Richburg can handle multiple spots.

Bowen’s Analysis:
Richburg seems to be the most natural center prospect in 2014, despite having played all over the line at Colorado State. The Colts haven’t drafted a center in the top three rounds in the last 30 years. Does that change tonight?


59. Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State 

CBS Sports’ Dan Brugler


Analysis: The Colts need to replace Antoine Bethea in the secondary and Brooks is an ideal fit with his ability to play both free and strong.

Bowen’s Analysis:
A teammate of Joyner, Brooks received All-America nominations for the National Champion Seminoles. Brooks is a 5-11, 200-pound safety that seems to have the most natural skillset to complement LaRon Landry.
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