2018 Colts Third Mock Draft Look: Bradley Chubb Still The Guy Post Combine
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Combine has come to a close and that event has definitely shifted some thinking at the top of the NFL Draft.
While the Bradley Chubb to the Colts at No. 3 overall is still the constant, we have seen more and more of Saquon Barkley being mocked to the Browns or Giants.
The draft will take place April 26-28 in Dallas, with the Colts picking No. 3 overall in the first round.
Here’s our 3rd compilation of Mock Drafts:
Breer’s Analysis: In this scenario, the Colts phones will be blowing up with trade offers. Instead of accepting a deal, they stay put and pick the best defensive end in this class in Chubb, a Cameron Jordan-type player.
Kadar’s Analysis: If the Colts want Barkley they’re probably going to have to trade up to take him. If they can’t, they can add Chubb to a defense that is moving to a Tampa-2. For the Colts, Chubb can be their version of Simeon Rice, an edge rushing force who brings production. As one of the draft’s surest things, Chubb should be expected to be a double-digit sack player straight away.
Jeremiah’s Analysis: The Colts must address the pass rush.
Miller’s Analysis: “This is almost too good to be true for fans of the Indianapolis Colts. A team with a massive need for a pass-rusher lands the best in the class and a truly special player in Bradley Chubb. My first comparison was Joey Bosa, and after a very strong combine he did little to change that opinion. Chubb is an ideal fit coming off the right side of the Colts defense. He's a big man (6'4", 269 lbs) with excellent agility and use of his 34-inch arms. In a 4-3 base defense, Chubb will be the wrecking ball new defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus needs to dominate.
Palazzolo’s Analysis: Hurst was diagnosed with an undisclosed heart condition at the NFL Combine, but he maintains top status among defensive players on our draft board until more information is revealed. Hurst’s three-year production is the best in the class and he led all interior defensive linemen with a 92.2 pass-rush grade and also led with a 93.5 grade against the run. He’s an explosive, interior disruptor and a perfect fit for a Colts front-seven in need of talent.
Trapasso’s Analysis: In this scenario, the phones will be blowing up with trade offers. Instead of accepting a deal, they stay put and pick the best defensive end in this class in Chubb, a Cameron Jordan-type player.
MOCK DRAFT TOTALS
In each installment of the mock draft looks we will total up all the positions pundits have pegged for the Colts throughout the draft process.
DE-Bradley Chubb (16)
RB-Saquon Barkley (2)
DE-Maurice Hurst (2)
OT-Orlando Brown (1)
DE-Maurice Hurst (1)
Bowen’s Analysis: You won’t find any other teams with this much consensus in Mock Drafts right now. Now, by no means do I think that Bradley Chubb is the locked in No. 3 pick for the Colts. You still have free agency to get through (i.e. the Kirk Cousins domino to fall impacting how quarterbacks will be drafted). And then you have the uncertainty regarding the Browns and Giants picking ahead of the Colts. How those two teams decide to go on April 26 is going to obviously really impact how the Colts handle things at No. 3, and what those trade packages could look like. At the Combine, Chubb did back up his college tape with a solid on-field performance. The agreement on Chubb is he is easily the best front 7 defender in this draft and it would be a surprise if he lasted past the top 5.