Bill Polian has his board stacked at this point. He's ready to unearth a talented player in round three. Here are some thoughts on who he might be looking at, as well as who the Colts are likely to take as day two kicks off.
In a fairly deep cornerback class, the Colts will find themselves with plenty of quality options at the position in round three.
Asher Allen, at 66th overall and ninth at his position is still a real possibility here, considering that, at 5-feet-10, he is a very lean 180 pounds. Teams will understand that he can bulk up with proper training and a healthy weight lifting regime, but Georgia has a solid program and would have provided everything he would need to add muscle.
Some scouts might contend that, if it isn't in his makeup to pump some iron at this point in his life, it may never be.
But, his cover skills are top-notch and he doubles as a return man, so the Colts would be wise to not make the same mistake and scoop him up if he is sitting there.
Kevin Barnes is another lanky prospect that, at 90th overall should still be available, though he does not have a comparable skill set to Asher when it comes to the return game.
Don't discount the very real possibility that the Colts will use their existing fourth round selection to trade up and take either of these players, should they fall to the middle part of the third round.
After those gentlemen come off the board, Indianapolis would be better served to wait until the sixth or seventh round to grab a corner.
OT Jason Watkins
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Florida tackle Jason Watkins has a great deal of upside, he just needs to get stronger and refine his game in order to be effective at the next level.
Tackle-turned-guard Andy Levitre would have been another possibility at this point, since he can play four positions — both guard positions and both tackle positions — vut he went off the board late in day one.
The line is already fairly secure after last year's draft, but taking Watkins at this point would certainly bolster it.
Cal linebacker Zach Follett would make sense here, but he would also make sense in the fourth round, where Indianapolis has a surprisingly healthy number of options. Perhaps they would be best suited keeping both fourth-round picks and taking some valuable role players at that point.
Derrick Williams, who is the 94th-rated player overall, is still a possibility at this point, but is not likely. He has too many tools in his skill set to last to this point, but it is possible that he could be available when the Colts draft at 92nd overall.
If Williams is available, he's the pick. However, if Indianapolis has gotten to the end of the third round and have not chosen a wide receiver, something has gone terribly awry.
With the 92nd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts Select:
Asher Allen. With questions about his bulk, he may well be available. If he is, the Colts need to take him.
The Colts need to fill need positions first on day two. Cornerback and return specialist are both needs and Allen fills both of those, so they should pursue him ardently.
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