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Pick: John Jenkins, nose tackle, Georgia
The Indianapolis Colts earned a playoff berth despite having one of the worst rush defenses in the league. Indianapolis must make upgrading the talent in the defensive front seven a priority. Georgia's John Jenkins has the size and anchor to make an immediate contribution.
I've dropped him a little in this mock draft because of his poor performance against Alabama. He has all the skills needed to be dominant, but he has some motor issues. Jenkins also has a tendency to raise his pad level, which allows blockers to get a push off the line.
Still, there just aren't many players with Jenkins' natural talent. With the right coaching, he could develop into one of the better run-stoppers in the NFL.
Surprise Pick: Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State
The Colts are finally starting to get good production out of Vontae Davis. He and Darius Butler have done a solid job in the secondary, but NFL teams need more than two solid cornerbacks.
Florida State's Xavier Rhodes is an athletic and physical defender with a ton of potential. He's the type of cornerback who loves to play close to the line of scrimmage and get his hands on the wide receiver. The Colts could use Davis and Rhodes on the outside with Butler in the slot.