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Indianapolis Colts 2013 first-round mock draft

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How NFL.com analysts are projecting the first-round picks for the Indianapolis Colts in the 2013 NFL Draft:


Matt "Money" Smith

No. 24: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State

Sticking with my previous mock on this one, thanks to that poor offensive line play last season. Andrew Luck is this franchise's future. Protect him.
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Charles Davis

No. 24: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

Williams is getting a lot of buzz in recent weeks, and his game tape backs it up. Minnesota might want to snatch him up one pick earlier.
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Daniel Jeremiah

No. 24: Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State

This might be a little high for a player coming off of knee surgery, but Carradine is a rock-solid football player when healthy. The Colts need to add some youth and size at the outside linebacker position; Carradine would bring both elements.
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Bucky Brooks

No. 24: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

Moore's immaturity and lack of explosive athleticism could send him tumbling down draft boards. Indianapolis, which has a hard-nosed coach (Chuck Pagano) and a huge void at outside linebacker, could be the perfect landing spot.
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Akbar Gbajabiamila

No. 24: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky will fight in the Colts' war room to grab a versatile player like Werner, who can line up at left defensive end, right defensive end or outside linebacker. This would be a big plus for Indy's 3-4 defense. Most talented DE/OLB types only feel comfortable making plays on one side.
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Gil Brandt

No. 24: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

He does not have prototypical height for his position at 6-3, but he is a very strong, competitive player who seems to go hard all the time. North Carolina recruits good players, and Williams is no exception.
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Charley Casserly

No. 24: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

The Colts add much-needed speed on the perimeter.
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Josh Norris

No. 24: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

Even if he cannot gain enough weight to be considered a traditional defensive end in a three-man front, Jones plays with enough strength in his base and power in his hands to succeed at the position.
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MOCK DRAFT CENTRAL

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots
AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers
AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans
AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders
NFC East: Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Redskins*
NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings
NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints
NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks*
* Do not have first-round picks

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