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Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Monday: March 26

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.


*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 secoud-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 & Adam Stites, SBNation

Date of mock draft:March 26 (link)

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State

Analysis: "DK: The choice here was between Chubb and Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson. But as the Colts move to a Tampa-2 defense this offseason, they need good fits. Chubb is a natural as a 4-3 end with his combination of size, quickness and up-tempo playing style. A shift in defenses always takes time, but a player like Chubb can accelerate the transition."——————————Expert:Charlie Campbell,

Date of mock draft:March 26 (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: 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,

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: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: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: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:Walter Cherepinsky,

Date of mock draft:March 21 (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: R.J. White, CBS Sports

Date of mock draft: March 20 (link) [NOTE: White has the Buffalo Bills acquiring the No. 2-overall pick from the New York Giants in this Mock Draft]

Selection: Saquon Barkley, running back, Penn State

Analysis: "The Colts trade back and still get the guy they could have wound up drafting at No. 3, partly thanks to the Bills trading up and making the top three picks all QBs. That pushes one of the three elite non-QBs in this draft down to Indianapolis, and Barkley gives them the best running back they've had in a long time. With needs at guard and defensive end as well, the Colts will be happy if three QBs go in the top five and push one of Barkley, Chubb or Nelson to them."

——————————Expert:Chad Reuter,

Date of mock draft:March 20 (link) [NOTE: Reuter has the Colts moving back to No. 12 overall in a trade with the Buffalo Bills, who take Indy's spot at sixth overall]

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,

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."

——————————Expert:Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

Date of mock draft:March 19 (link)

Selection:Bradley Chubb, defensive end, North Carolina State Analysis: "Well done, Colts. They *nabbed three second-round selections and got Chubb in the first round. He's ready to be an alpha pass-rusher in the NFL." *

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