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What Are Some Round 2 & 3 Options For The Colts?

The Indianapolis Colts enter Friday’s second day of the 2018 NFL Draft with four selections — three in the second round, and one in the third round — at its disposal. Who are some prospects that could find themselves in Indy by the end of the night?


INDIANAPOLIS —After an exciting first round, the NFL Draft action doesn't slow down at all for the Indianapolis Colts on Friday.

In fact, this is where the roster building really begins for general manager Chris Ballard and his staff.

The Colts enter Friday's second day of the draft — which kicks off at 7 p.m. ET — with four picks spread across the second and third rounds, three of which are in the second round alone.

So just who will Indianapolis be targeting with the 36th, 37th, 49th and 67th selections tonight?

First, here's a look at the top few remaining prospects, according to's listing:

• Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
• Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
• Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El-Paso
• Justin Reid, S, Stanford
• James Daniels, C, Iowa
• Ronald Jones, RB, USC
• Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
• Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
• Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
• Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

And here's a look at various pundits' mock drafts to get a good idea what direction the Colts could be going (Note: these mock drafts were published prior to Thursday night's first round; those already selected are labeled):

• Chad Reuter, here for full mock draft):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Colts trade pick to New England Patriots

— Round 2 (37th overall): Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

— Round 2 (42nd overall; pick acquired in projected trade with Dolphins): Justin Reid, S, Stanford

— Round 2 (49th overall): Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

— Round 3 (67th overall): James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

Analysis: None.


• Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN(click here for full mock draft; ESPN Insider access required):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

— Round 2 (37th overall): Connor Williams, OT, Texas

— Round 2 (49th overall): Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford

— Round 3 (67th overall): Ogbonnia Okoronowo, LB, Oklahoma

Analysis: "*I really like this Colts class. They added the Jets' two second-round picks, and they have to get starters there. Their roster is depleted from several poor drafts, but GM Chris Ballard has a chance to get back in shape.

... Jones is a big-play threat with questions about his receiving skills. He has the athletic profile of Alvin Kamara. Williams could be a right tackle or guard for the Colts. Phillips is one of the strongest prospects in this class (he bench-pressed 225 pounds 42 times at the combine) and could play nose tackle. Okoronkwo is likely a situational pass-rusher as he doesn't have ideal size (6-2, 253), but he has a relentless motor.*"


• Todd McShay, ESPN (click here for full mock draft; ESPN Insider access required):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

— Round 2 (37th overall): Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

— Round 2 (49th overall): Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

— Round 3 (67th overall): Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech

Analysis: "Guice is an explosive back with Pro Bowl potential down the line. Landry led the nation in sacks in 2016 (16.5) before injuries slowed him this season. Indianapolis' wide receiver depth is poor, so Miller would be a much-needed upgrade. Settle is a wide-bodied run-plugger in the mold of Dontari Poe, with a high ceiling. The Colts roster would be much improved from this draft."


• R.J. White, CBS Sports (click here for full mock draft):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Mike Hughes, CB, UCF (*Selected No. 30 overall by Vikings)

— Round 2 (37th overall): Billy Price, G/C, Ohio State (*Selected No. 21 overall by Bengals)

— Round 2 (49th overall): Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

— Round 3 (67th overall): Rasheem Green, DL, USC

Analysis: "The Colts land three excellent talents in the second round, starting with Hughes, who can be an instant factor at corner and in the return game. Price suffered a partially torn pec during the predraft process but should still be ready to start at guard early. Kirk should immediately help from the slot. Green can take over the starting end role from Denico Autry in 2019 and be an interesting rotational pass-rusher in the meantime."


• Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (click here for full mock draft):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Billy Price, OL, Ohio State (*Selected No. 21 overall by Bengals)

— Round 2 (37th overall): Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State

— Round 2 (49th overall): D.J. Chark, WR, LSU

— Round 3 (67th overall): Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Analysis: None.


• Luke Easterling, DraftWire (click here for full mock draft):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Isaiah Wynn, OL, Georgia (*Selected No. 23 overall by Patriots)

— Round 2 (37th overall): Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

— Round 2 (49th overall): Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

— Round 3 (67th overall): Dorian O'Daniel, LB, Clemson

Analysis: None.


• Draft Tek (click here for full mock draft):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State

— Round 2 (37th overall): Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

— Round 2 (49th overall): M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina

— Round 3 (67th overall): Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia

Analysis: None.


• Walter Cherepinsky, (click here for full mock draft):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

— Round 2 (37th overall): Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

— Round 2 (49th overall): Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

— Round 3 (67th overall): Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

Analysis: "*The Colts' offensive line was a mess last season. A nice addition was made to the interior this offseason, but a new right tackle is still needed.

Vontae Davis is officially gone, as he signed with the Bills. The Colts had just one viable cornerback in Rashaan Melvin, but he signed elsewhere as well. Here's some needed help for the secondary.

Frank Gore is gone, and Jim Irsay hinted that his team would use an early-round selection on a running back.

Here's more help for Andrew Luck. Donte Moncrief is gone, so Indianapolis needs to find a new No. 2 receiver to start across from T.Y. Hilton.*"


• Charlie Campbell, (click here for full mock draft):

— Round 2 (36th overall): Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

— Round 2 (37th overall): Isaiah Wynn, OT, Georgia (*Selected No. 23 overall by Patriots)

— Round 2 (49th overall): Da'Shawn Hand, DE, Alabama

— Round 3 (67th overall): Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

Analysis: "*The Colts grab a feature back for their offense. Indianapolis would be (fortunate) to land Guice early in the second round. Guice averaged 5.3 yards per carry in 2017, totaling 1,251 yards with 11 touchdowns. He had 18 catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns as well, but LSU doesn't really use its backs in the passing game. For a lot of 2017, Guice was slowed down by a knee injury. With Leonard Fournette in and out of the lineup with an ankle injury in 2016, Guice (5-10, 224) took advantage of a larger than expected workload to have a breakout season. As a sophomore, he averaged 7.6 yards per carry for 1,387 yards with 15 touchdowns. Guice had nine receptions for 106 yards as well. He put together some massive games that season with 252 yards versus Arkansas and 285 yards rushing against Texas A&M.

The Colts grab a versatile blocker to help improve their rushing offense and protection for Andrew Luck. Wynn impressed scouts in 2017 as an excellent run blocker for the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-2, 308-pounder blocks with aggression and has a temperament that is hard to find in college blockers. In pass protection, he was very dependable as well. Because Wynn is shorter and doesn't have ideal length, some sources think that he could move to guard or center in the NFL. Wynn started at left guard in 2016, but scouts think he is athletic enough to also play center. Wynn's size and skill set has drawn comparisons to Kelvin Beachum, who is undersized but has managed to carve out a career at left tackle in the NFL.

This was the Seahawks' second-rounder dealt to New York for Sheldon Richadson, which was then sent to Indianapolis. The Colts use this pick to grab a five-technique upgrade. Hand has a nice skill set with natural strength, quickness, and athletic-movement skills. The 6-foot-3, 282-pounder has developed technique and impressed teams with his football IQ at the Senior Bowl. He is a solid run defender who can set the edge and hold his ground at the point of attack. As a senior, Hand totaled 27 tackles with 3.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks. In 2016, he had 21 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks while playing with Jonathan Allen and Dalvin Tomlinson. For the NFL, Hand projects as a five-technique defensive end in a 3-4 defense. In a 4-3 defense, he could play end on run downs and move inside in the sub package, or he could gain weight to be a full-time defensive tackle. Being a five-technique in 3-4 would be Hand's best fit.

The Colts need more young offensive line talent. Jones (6-4, 299) is a smooth player who is balanced as a run blocker and pass protector. He is not a twitchy athlete who is especially powerful or heavy-handed, so he isn't a first-round talent. Still, Jones was a solid blind-side protector for the Buckeyes throughout his time with Ohio State. He allowed a sack in the 2017 season opener against Indiana, but he was dependable for Ohio State. Jones also should have the flexibility for the NFL to move over to right tackle or guard if necessary.*"

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