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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Indianapolis Colts choose Cameron Erving

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With the 29th overall pick in the 2015 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, Indianapolis Colts GM ei78 selects ...

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Cameron Erving, C, Florida State

The Indianapolis Colts have gone one game further in the playoffs in each of the previous 3 years, ending with a 45-7 loss to the eventual Super bowl Champions New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game this past season. They have one of the best young QB's in the game in Andrew Luck (maybe you have heard of him). The Colts still have a few holes after an active free agency period where their notable additions were F. Gore, A. Johnson, and familiar faces Trent Cole and the Todd Father. Although they have had success they still have plenty of needs -- SS, WR, RB, DT, DE, CB, LB and OL.

Who they would like but already drafted

  • Any of the top edge rushers DE or OLB

  • Top 2 DT-Malcolm Brown or Danny Shelton

  • Landon Collins, SS

  • Eric Kendricks, LB

  • Shaq Thompson, LB/SS

Best Options Available (No Order)

  • Marcus Peters, CB Washington-Off Field Issues

  • Todd Gurley, RB Georgia-Knee Concern

  • Cameron Erving, C FSU-Center or Left Tackle?

  • Eric Rowe, SS Utah-Reach

  • Jordan Phillips, DT Oklahoma-2 down player?

  • Eddie Goldman, DT FSU-Difference Maker?

  • Dorial Green-Beckham, WR Missouri/Oklahoma-Off Field Issues

The Pick

Cameron Erving, C FSU

While the Colts defense has a lot of holes, the most important need for the Colts is to protect Andrew Luck. Luck is the future in Indy and keeping him upright keeps the Colts in almost any game. Cam is the perfect pick to upgrade the Colts O-line that featured 3 different centers last year. He won the Jacobs trophy for the best blocker in the ACC the past 2 years. He was 1st team all ACC at LT and C this year. Think about that for a second. He started at FSU in 2011 as a DT, switched and started right away LT in 2012, 2013, and the first 9 games in 2014. He spent the last 5 games in 2014 at center where he is projected to play in the NFL. He is the best center/interior lineman in the draft.

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Pros

  • Good run blocker

  • Light feet with great footwork

  • Able to pull and get to the 2nd level

  • Selflessness and willingness to put the team 1st

Cons

  • Raw-He has only been playing on the OL since 2012

  • Has trouble with speed rush at LT

  • Relies on athletic ability too much

(Just so they are in every post: "Tim Tebow" and "Marcus Mariota")

2015 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (slickpablovick) - Jameis Winston, QB, FSU - [Explanation]
2) Tennessee Titans (mchiodo) - Leonard Williams, DE, USC - [Explanation]
3) Jacksonville Jaguars ("Snax") - Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, UF - [Explanation]
4) Oakland Raiders (kylebruneault) - Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama - [Explanation]
5) Washington Redskins (BigTimeTMZ) - Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon - [Explanation]
6) New York Jets (4thand26) - Kevin White, WR, WVU - [Explanation]
7) Chicago Bears (rohan915) - Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson - [Explanation]
8) Atlanta Falcons (GMinTraining) - Danny Shelton, DT, Washington - [Explanation]
9) New York Giants (Grandpapa Joe) - Landon Collins, S, Alabama - [Explanation]
10) St. Louis Rams (deg0ey) - Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa - [Explanation]
11) Minnesota Vikings (ablesser88) - Trae Waynes, CB, MSU - [Explanation]
12) Cleveland Browns (djcunningham) - DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville - [Explanation]
13) New Orleans Saints (del.champion) - Shane Ray, DE, Mizzou - [Explanation]
14) Miami Dolphins (drc242) - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU - [Explanation]
15) San Francisco 49ers (SleepingDuck) - Randy Gregory, OLB, NU - [Explanation]
16) Houston Texans (JaviYL) - La'el Collins, OT, LSU - [Explanation]
17) San Diego Chargers (StoneColeKiller58) - Bud Dupree, OLB, UK - [Explanation]
18) Kansas City Chiefs (jimmyrustler) - Andrus Peat, OT, Standford - [Explanation]
19) Cleveland Browns (NowWhat?) - Malcom Brown, DT, Texas - [Explanation]
20) Philadelphia Eagles (sports00fan00) - Jaelen Strong, WR, ASU - [Explanation]
21) Cincinnati Bengals (Zach_The_Gamecock) - T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pitt - [Explanation]
22) Pittsburgh Steelers (KJ Brophy) - Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon - [Explanation]
23) Detroit Lions (KamiKazeJEDI) - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin - [Explanation]
24) Arizona Cardinals (ItownBallers22) - Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA - [Explanation]
25) Carolina Panthers (AndyMcNabb) - Shaq Thompson, LB, UW - [Explanation]
26) Baltimore Ravens (dceagles) - Byron Jones, CB, UConn - [Explanation]
27) Dallas Cowboys (kamjam) - Kevin Johnson, CB, WFU - [Explanation]
28) Denver Broncos (WubbaLubbaDubDub) - Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon - [Explanation]
29) Indianapolis Colts (ei78) - Cameron Erving, C, FSU - [Explanation]
30) Green Bay Packers (Nka727) -
31) New Orleans Saints (SwoopThereItIs) -
32) New England Patriots (naderg43) -