Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Monday: April 2

The Indianapolis Colts have the No. 6-overall pick in April’s NFL Draft. Here’s your latest compilation taking a look at which players the various experts believe will land in Indianapolis.

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NOTE:With the Indianapolis Colts sending the No. 3-overall pick on March 17 to the New York Jets in exchange for the Jets' No. 6-overall pick, two second-round picks and a second-round pick in next year's NFL Draft, not all of the draft pundits usually featured on our "Mock Draft Monday" series have updated their mock drafts to reflect those moves. But those who have made those updates are featured below.

---------------------------------------Expert:Dan Kadar, SBNation

Date of mock draft:April 2 (link)

Selection:Quenton Nelson, guard, Notre Dame

Analysis: "The Colts could go after either Nelson or Bradley Chubb with the sixth pick. Both fill a need. But after going through so much time without quarterback Andrew Luck, Indianapolis might favor choosing a player who can keep him upright."——————————Expert:Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com

Date of mock draft:April 2 (link)

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis: "The Colts successfully traded down with the Jets, picking up an impressive amount of value. I had Indianapolis taking Chubb back at No. 3, and that choice still makes sense at No. 6 since Saquon Barkley went off the board already. The Colts need an edge defender who can be the building block for their defense and a potential franchise defensive player. Chubb could fit that for Indianapolis. Chubb totaled 73 tackles with 25 for a loss, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes batted in 2017. He was awesome against Florida State, making some huge plays to lead N.C. State to a road upset with two sacks, a forced fumble and seven tackles. Chubb dominated the competition in 2017, playing like a top-10 pick. The 6-foot-4, 269-pound Chubb has scheme flexibility and was a tough defender for the Wolfpack. He has good quickness for a big defensive end and has shown the ability to get off blocks with his strength and hand usage. Chubb has developed some variety in pass-rushing moves and looks like an asset as a future three-down starter in the NFL. In 2016, he totaled 58 tackles with 22 tackles for a loss, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one pass batted. As a sophomore in 2015, Chubb collected 5.5 sacks."——————————Expert:Josh Norris, Rotoworld

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Date of mock draft: **March 30 (link) [NOTE: Norris has the Buffalo Bills acquiring the No. 4-overall pick from the Cleveland Browns)

Selection:Derwin James, safety, Florida State

Analysis: "The Colts are in a great spot to trade out again if a quarterback does drop out of the top 5. If not, adding a top talent like James to pair with Malik Hooker would be exciting. James is a fantastic athlete, is aggressive when moving towards the line of scrimmage and has plenty of experience as a split safety as well."——————————Expert:R.J. White, CBS Sports

Date of mock draft:March 29 (link) [NOTE: White has the Buffalo Bills acquiring the No. 4 pick from the Cleveland Browns]

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis: "The Colts should be jumping for joy if they can get Chubb after trading back to No. 6. The NC State pass rusher is one of the two or three best players in the draft, and he happens to fill a big need for a Colts defense switching to a 4-3 under new defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. A front consisting of Chubb, Jabaal Sheard, Henry Anderson and Al Woods could be nasty."——————————Expert:Peter Schrager, NFL.com

Date of mock draft:March 29 (link) [NOTE: Schrager has the Colts trading the No. 6-overall pick to the Buffalo Bills, moving Indy to No. 12]

Selection:Harold Landry, defensive end, Boston College

Analysis: "PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. Landry battled injury and had a down year in 2017, but would he not be a dazzling fit in Matt Eberflus' scheme? Landry set the BC single-season sack record with 16.5 in 2016 and is rapidly rising up draft boards."——————————Expert: **Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com

Date of mock draft:March 28 (link)

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis: "The Colts are the winners of this draft. They'll likely be in a position to select either Bradley Chubb or Quenton Nelson at No. 6 overall, and they'll get one of them after picking up three second-round picks in the trade with the Jets. Crazy. Indianapolis has some nice edge rushers in Jabaal Sheard and John Simon, but neither is the elite talent Chubb happens to be. Chubb steadily moved up my mock drafts during the season. At 6-4, 275, Chubb has a great blend of size and speed, and he's been dominant this season. There's some talk that Chubb is viewed as the top defensive prospect in NFL circles."——————————Expert: Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN

Date of mock draft: March 28 (link; requires ESPN Insider access)

Selection: Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis: "So the Colts trade down from No. 3 and still end up with the prospect I've given them in my first two mock drafts. Chubb is the best pass-rusher in this class, and Indianapolis badly needs edge rushers for its expected move to a 4-3 defense. This fit is too perfect -- and the Colts added three second-round picks (two in 2018, one in 2019) in their trade with the Jets."——————————Expert:Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Date of mock draft: March 27 (link) [NOTE: Zierlein has the Buffalo Bills acquiring the No. 5 pick from the Denver Broncos]

Selection: Tremaine Edmunds, linebacker, Virginia Tech

Analysis: "The Colts are still in position to grab guys like Roquan Smith or Quenton Nelson, but I'll give them Edmunds, the freakish LB with the sky-high ceiling."——————————Expert:Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

Date of mock draft:March 26 (link) [NOTE: Trapasso has the Colts trading the No. 6-overall pick to the Miami Dolphins for Miami's No. 11 and 42 picks]

Selection:Marcus Davenport, defensive end, Texas-San Antonio

Analysis: "After their trade, the Colts get a dynamic outside pass-rusher after all in Davenport. They'd own picks No. 36, No. 37, No. 42, and No. 49."——————————Expert:Luke Easterling, Draftwire/USA Today

Date of mock draft:March 26 (link)

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis:(None)——————————Expert: Matt Miller, Bleacher Report

Date of mock draft: March 26 (link) [NOTE: Miller has the Colts trading the No. 6-overall pick to the Buffalo Bills for their picks at No. 12, 22 and 96]

Selection: Marcus Davenport, defensive end, Texas-San Antonio

Analysis: "After trading back, again, the Indianapolis Colts will gain pick Nos. 12, 22 and 96 in this hypothetical deal with the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the No. 6 spot. By trading back, general manager Chris Ballard gets more draft capital to continue a massive roster overhaul. At No. 12, Ballard and Co. still get a top-notch player who fills a huge need. Marcus Davenport is raw, coming from tiny Texas-San Antonio. But he showed during the season, at the Senior Bowl and the combine that he's the type of athletic rarity who can make the needed improvements to make an early NFL impact."——————————Expert:Charles Davis, NFL.com

Date of mock draft:March 22 (link)

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis: "This selection fills a screaming need for the Colts, but a huge internal debate must be had: Do they pick Chubb or Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson to protect Andrew Luck?!"——————————Expert:Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports & Life

Date of mock draft:March 21 (link)

Selection:Quenton Nelson, guard, Notre Dame

Analysis: "The lack of splashy additions in free agency shows that general manager Chris Ballard is going to build this team slowly but surely. That starts up front and landing the best offensive lineman in the draft is a good start for a team that has not protected Andrew Luck at all since he arrived in town. Plus, a Notre Dame kid making the trip down to Indy doesn't hurt either."——————————Expert:Eric Galko, Sporting News

Date of mock draft:March 21 (link)

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis: "The Colts would not have moved back to No. 6 overall without knowing who they might be able to select. Chubb is exactly what the Colts need from a skill-set and personality perspective."——————————Expert:Albert Breer, Sports Illustrated/MMQB

Date of mock draft:March 21 (link) [NOTE: Breer has the Bills acquiring the No. 2-overall pick from the New York Giants, and the Denver Broncos acquiring the No. 4 pick from the Cleveland Browns]

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis: "This would be a great scenario for GM Chris Ballard—all those picks intact, and Chubb and Quenton Nelson still on the board. The tiebreaker between the two? Position value."——————————Expert:Chad Reuter, NFL.com

Date of mock draft:March 20 (link) [NOTE: Reuter has the Colts trading the No. 6-overall pick to the Buffalo Bills, moving Indy to No. 12]

Selection:Denzel Ward, cornerback, Ohio State

Analysis: "PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. The Colts need bodies at the corner spot alongside Quincy Wilson, and get the best cover man in the draft despite moving down twice."——————————Expert:** Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

Date of mock draft: March 19 (link)

Selection: Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State Analysis: "The Colts desperately need a pass rusher to spark a defense that's struggled to generate pressure off the edges."

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