2012 NFL Draft: In a Perfect World the Indianapolis Colts Select...

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2012 NFL Draft: In a Perfect World the Indianapolis Colts Select...
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You've got wheels, son.

All this week, I'll be looking at who each team in the AFC South would take if everything broke their way.

Teams should always take the best available player, regardless of need, but every once in a while the perfect 'need' player is also the best player available.

Because the Indianapolis Colts are going to select Andrew Luck first overall, I'm not going to waste time covering that decision any more than I already have.

So for the Colts, we'll skip the first round and move on to the second. They have the 34th overall pick, the second pick in the second round.

They alternate spots with the St. Louis Rams, who tied Indianapolis for the worst record in football. The Colts won the top overall pick by virtue of a strength of schedule tiebreaker with the Rams.

The Colts have obvious needs all over the roster, but one need sticks out more than the rest. Given that they are drafting Andrew Luck, they desperately need someone for him to throw the ball to.

Reggie Wayne is 34, Austin Collie is an injury risk, and Donnie Avery simply hasn't been healthy in years. The Colts have lost both Dallas Clark and Jacob Tamme, and need a reliable target for Luck.

Therefore, the absolute perfect second-round pick for Indianapolis would be Stanford tight end Coby Fleener.

Fleener wowed the crowd at Stanford's pro-day, posting a sub-4.5 time in the 40.

Fleener has the full package: Speed, size, agility, and a built-in rapport with Luck. Though many now project Fleener as a possible late first-round selection, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that he could fall to Indianapolis at 34.

Indianapolis needs to rebuild a passing offense, and Fleener would be both a legitimate weapon as well as a ready-made security blanket for Luck.

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