Indianapolis Colts Looking To Bolster Their Defense Through Draft

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Feb 26, 2016 05:09 PM EST
Lamar Miller #26 of the Miami Dolphins
Lamar Miller of the Miami Dolphins is defended by Mike Adams and D'Qwell Jackson of the Indianapolis Colts. "

The Indianapolis Colts will be fully focused on defense coming into the 2016 NFL Draft. The Colts will look to add several key players to help provide a spark to this defense. Picking at 18 will limit their selection of prospects, but they have enough needs to focus on where they can grab a quality pick at their draft position.

The Colts need help on the offensive line, especially after quarterback Andrew Luck's injury-prone 2015 season. That could come in free agency, as the Colts are running out of starting playmakers on defense, according to D'qwell Jackson is 32 and will be 33 by the start of the 2016 regular season, so finding his understudy should be of utmost importance to the Colts. The Colts could make do with the linebackers they have on the roster such as Robert Mathis, Trent Cole and Sio Moore, however they must rebuild this defensive line according to

The Colts get little to no pressure on opposing quarterbacks and this will continue to hurt the secondary if no changes are made. The 2016 NFL Draft is deep with talent along the defensive line, so the Colts could add a couple of defensive linemen in this draft. The Colts could use a cornerback and free safety as well, but they will not be in the position to get an elite prospect at that position, according to the Indianapolis Star. Instead they should focus on secondary depth in rounds three and up. The Colts could also target an outside linebacker in this draft, and there are a solid amount of prospects to choose from. If Myles Jack or Jaylon Smith falls to 18, it is obvious the Colts will have to take them, but if both players are off the board they could still select Darron Lee, who is the healthiest and highest rated outside linebacker as we head into the 2016 NFL Draft.

Whichever route the Colts decide to take, they better land a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball. 

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