Sunday, February 7, 2021

Indianapolis Colts 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 5.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Indianapolis Colts from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Indianapolis Colts, check out our 2021 Indianapolis Colts Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Colts: - Zierlein (2/4)

21. Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

The Colts could go with a cornerback here, but they covet elite length and explosiveness off the edge. Oweh might be too tempting to pass on despite his need for pass-rush polish. - Brooks (2/1)

21. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

The recent retirement of Anthony Castonzo prompts GM Chris Ballard to fill the left tackle spot with a nimble, big-bodied edge blocker.

Akron Beacon Journal - Kadar (2/1)

21. Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

Again, here we have a team where you just assume they will have a new quarterback by the time the draft starts. Regardless of who it is, the Colts can't go with Jacoby Brissett to start next season.

The Colts could really use a good pass rusher. In their defense, they rely on the front four getting pressure as they play zone behind them. If they want a pass rusher who can absolutely get to the quarterback, the best option available at this point in the draft might be Ojulari.

The Ringer - Kelly (1/31)

21. Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

Xavier Rhodes revived his career with the Colts in 2020, but the veteran isn't getting any younger (and may leave in free agency this spring) and Indy would be well served by bolstering the position both for the short and long term. Horn would bring size and playmaking instincts to Indy's defense.

USA Today - Davis (1/28)

21. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

Anthony Castonzo's retirement leaves a void at left tackle for Indy's otherwise stalwart offensive line. Barring a free agent signing or shuffling All-Pro LG Quenton Nelson outside, the path of least resistance might be drafting steady Darrisaw and leaving the other four starters in place.

ESPN - Kiper (1/26)

21. Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

With Philip Rivers retired and Jacoby Brissett a free agent, we know the Colts will be in the quarterback market this offseason. If they wait until the draft to make their move, they might have to trade up to get their guy. I don't see a fit here. Paye is a tough evaluation. He finished his four-year college career with 11.5 sacks and had only two last season. But we know that the draft is all about size/athleticism traits, even when the production doesn't match. And that's 6-4, 270-pound Paye, who is a gifted athlete. This is an upside pick, and the Colts have a hole at defensive end with Justin Houston hitting free agency.

Baltimore Sun - Doon (1/22)

21. Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

With Philip Rivers retiring, quarterback becomes the Colts' No. 1 priority this offseason. Unless Indianapolis trades up or falls in love with Florida's Kyle Trask, it seems unlikely the team picks one in the first round. Toney, a yards-after-catch specialist, would be an excellent replacement for soon-to-be free agent T.Y. Hilton.

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