The Indianapolis Colts' Ultimate 2012 Mock Draft

Nate Dunlevy@NateDunlevyGuest ColumnistApril 2, 2012

Coby Fleener could be Dallas Clark 2.0.
Coby Fleener could be Dallas Clark 2.0.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

All week, I'll be doing an ultimate mock draft for each team in the South. The goal is to come up with the best possible mix of realistic need-based picks for each team, assuming no trades.

The Indianapolis Colts are on the clock first:


First (first round) - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

We've discussed this more than enough already.


34th (second) - Coby Fleener, TE, Standford

Again, I've said my peace on this one, too. The Colts have obvious defensive needs, but Fleener could be Dallas Clark 2.0.


64th (third) - Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington

The Colts stay in the Pac 10 and pull the nose tackle they desperately need if they hope to covert to a 3-4.


97th (fourth) - Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

The Indy secondary was an abject disaster in 2011 and they desperately need corners who can play more than soft zone.


136th (fifth) - Brandon Taylor, SS, LSU

The Colts still need to fill up that secondary. Taylor has had injury issues, but did better at the combine than many expected. The Colts need bodies and he qualifies.


170th (fifth) - Lance Lewis, WR, ECU

Passing offense is the key to winning and the Colts have to find credible targets for Luck to throw to. They can't honestly expect Donnie Avery to stay healthy.


206th (sixth) - Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma State

Adcock is a beast of a tackle, coming off a knee injury. The Colts need to bolster the interior of the offensive line and Adcock could make for an interesting guard.


208th (seventh) - Evan Rodriguez, FB, Temple

We know Luck loves his fullback, so Rodriguez could be a nice fit.


214th (seventh) - Ron Brooks, CB, LSU

Again, the Colts have to be looking to bolster that secondary.


253rd (seventh) - Garth Gerhart, C, Arizona State

Mr. Irrelevant would ideally be another interior lineman as the Colts seek to get bigger inside.