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Colts: Takkarist McKinley Tabbed as Team’s 1st Round Pick in New Mock Draft

February 15th, 2017 at 5:48 PM
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ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. released the second version of his 2017 NFL Mock Draft. The analyst listed Takkarist McKinley as the Indianapolis Colts’ first round pick, which is who he had them taking in his first mock draft.

No matter what the Colts do in free agency, they will need to address plenty of roster issues in the draft. Most people think a pass rusher, and specifically an edge rusher, is the biggest positional need the team needs to address this summer.

A lot of people think they will wait until the 2017 draft to so.┬áKiper is one of those people and think McKinley will be the Colts’ guy on draft day. This what he said this time about why McKinley makes sense for Indianapolis:

Dwight Freeney is long gone, but now so, too, is Robert Mathis and his 123.5 career sacks. There is no question the Colts need to continue to work on the offensive line, but there simply isn’t appropriate value at tackle at this spot in the draft. They also really need a pass-rusher,…

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Tags: Derek Barnett, Dwight Freeney, Erik Walden, Indianapolis Colts, Robert Mathis, Solomon Thomas, Taco Charlton, Takkarist McKinley, Tim Williams, Trent Cole

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