2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Colts Make Peyton Manning a Priority, Draft Castonzo
The Colts Have to Go Offense in First Round of April's Draft to Keep Manning Healthy
The Colts missed making it to he Super Bowl in 2010. In fact, their playoff hopes were in danger much of the season because of injuries and some questionable offseason moves concerning the offensive line.
Manning will sign a huge new contract at some point before the 2011 season starts, once business resumes, and he isn't getting any younger. The Indianapolis Colts did not do a good job of protecting Peyton Manning in 2010 and that has to change.
Manning has been very resistant to injury throughout his career, but how long can that last? Age catches up with everyone eventually, and Manning can not keep taking the kind of beatings he took in 2010 and expect to finish his career strong.
Colts fans hope he'll be as healthy as ever, but a lot of that depends on protection. The Colts changed up the offensive line last year and it didn't work, so it's back to the drawing board and the Colts will welcome Anthony Castonzo into the fold.
Castonzo should give Manning much more time to throw and reduce the number of hits Manning takes in 2011.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert, QB |
2. Denver Broncos: Nick Fairley, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson, CB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
|17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan, DE|
18. San Diego Chargers: Tyron Smith, OT
19. New York Giants: Akeem Ayers, OLB
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Aldon Smith, OLB
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, OLB |
6. Cleveland Browns: Marcell Dareus, DE
7. San Francisco: Prince Amukamara, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Cam Newton, QB
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Houston, OLB|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Sherrod, OT
24. New Orleans Saints: Corey Liuget, DT
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Robert Quinn, DE |
10. Washington Redskins: A.J. Green, WR
11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Adrian Clayborn, DE|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jonathan Baldwin, WR
27. Atlanta Falcons: Aaron Williams, CB
28. New England Patriots: Torrey Smith, WR
|13. Detroit Lions: Nate Solder, OT |
14. St. Louis Rams: Julio Jones, WR
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
|29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi, OT|
30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, DT
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Pouncey, OG
32. Green Bay Packers: Cameron Hayward, DE
For a complete look at the draft, check out our Seven-Round Mock Draft.
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