2011 NFL Mock Draft: Indianapolis Colts Get Big Up Front with Nate Solder
2011 NFL Mock Draft Sees Indianapolis New Offensive Line Foundation
You can call the Indianapolis Colts' first round pick "The Peyton Manning Pick." The Colts have struggled with pass protection for a couple years now, and with Manning getting older ,and likely more fragile, the Colts will do anything they have to do to ensure he stays healthy.
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Nate Solder is a huge offensive tackle with tremendous raw skills and unlimited potential. He was thought to be the top offensive lineman coming out of college a few months ago, but a few other guys moved past him with impressive workouts.
Still, the Colts will be thrilled to get Solder at this spot in the first round. They need to get younger on the offensive line, as well as bring some stability to what was once the best offensive line in the NFL.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green
|17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan|
18. San Diego Chargers: J.J. Watt
19. New York Giants: Mike Pouncey
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert |
6. Cleveland Browns: Robert Quinn
7. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Peterson
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Gabe Carimi|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Solder
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Castonzo
24. New Orleans Saints: Aldon Smith
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith |
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones
11. Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Jimmy Smith|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Cameron Heyward
27. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Harris
28. New England Patriots: Justin Houston
|13. Detroit Lions: Da'Quan Bowers |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan
|29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod|
30. New York Jets: Stephen Paea
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams
32. Green Bay Packers: Akeem Ayers
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