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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Indianapolis Colts Select ILB Reuben Foster at No. 15

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With the 15th pick in the 2017 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select...

Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama

The selection and write-up were made by fjblessi:

The Indianapolis Colts, like the Browns are in rebuilding mode, unlike the Browns they have their QB and are working to put together the team to support their franchise quarterback. After the multi-year feuding between the GM (Ryan Grigson) and coach (Chuck Pagano), Jim Irsay has decided to give Pagano one more year with their new GM Chris Ballard. Ballard has started the rebuild by releasing a good number of his predecessors free agent signings and has stayed out of the top tier free agents opting to sign low to mid-level players to fill some of the holes on the roster. These include Kamar Aiken, Sean Spence, and former Browns Jabaal Sheard and Barkevious Mingo.

Even after these signings the Colts have serious needs at all levels of their defense, the right side of their offensive line and running back. This year's OL class is weak, and the Colts have some young players that they hope will grow into their roles. One of the top RB's Dalvin Cook is still on the board, however given Pagano's defensive background and the depth at RB Cook is not the choice. A true defensive difference-maker is still available and he is the Colts pick at #15. Alabama's inside linebacker, Reuben Foster.

Foster is a true 3 down linebacker whom CBS believes has a skill set (i.e. speed) that will translate to the NFL better than his predecessor at Alabama, Reggie Ragland. Having a top tier tackler who is as effective covering RB's and TE's as he is at stopping ball carriers will give the Colts a lot more flexibility on defense and will be a great addition to their roster.

Pokorny: The Colts have several major holes, including at running back, on the offensive line, and at linebacker. There’s no way they’ll be able to successfully patch them all at once, but trying to get started with Foster is a good start because of the weakness of this year’s offensive line class.

The Baltimore Ravens are up next, led by Suppa Bob.

2017 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Menocu DE Myles Garrett
2 San Francisco 49ers unoservix S Malik Hooker
3 Chicago Bears CTBuckeye DE Solomon Thomas
4 Jacksonville Jaguars UberTater RB Leonard Fournette
5 Tennessee Titans npchristman CB Marshon Lattimore
6 New York Jets jdreyfuss S Jamal Adams
7 Los Angeles Chargers unoservix S Jabrill Peppers
8 Carolina Panthers MConley17 TE O.J. Howard
9 Cincinnati Bengals Mudville DE Derek Barnett
10 Buffalo Bills The Bottom! WR Mike Williams
11 New Orleans Saints makeaplay59 DT Jonathan Allen
12 Cleveland Browns mrwhitman QB Mitch Trubisky
13 Arizona Cardinals Crawford_T WR Corey Davis
14 Philadelphia Eagles Gin_and_Tonic CB Gareon Conley
15 Indianapolis Colts fjblessi ILB Reuben Foster
16 Baltimore Ravens Suppa Bob DE Taco Charlton
17 Washington Redskins OhioCityBrownsBeliever LB Haason Reddick
18 Tennessee Titans Legoman0721 WR John Ross
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav S Obi Melifonwu
20 Denver Broncos poultman OT Ryan Ramczyk
21 Detroit Lions Mean Ol' Pete LB Zach Cunningham
22 Miami Dolphins anthszabo DE Charles Harris
23 New York Giants impulseCTRLissues OT Cam Robinson
24 Oakland Raiders Ghenry518 ILB Raekwon McMillan
25 Houston Texans Darth_Batman QB Deshaun Watson
26 Seattle Seahawks michael.hamper OT Garett Bolles
27 Kansas City Chiefs The Beast Mode QB Pat Mahomes
28 Dallas Cowboys Matt Wood CB Tre'Davious White
29 Green Bay Packers Robo Dawg RB Christian McCaffrey
30 Pittsburgh Steelers fj holden CB Kevin King
31 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 OL Forrest Lamp
32 New Orleans Saints troy145 RB Dalvin Cook
33 Cleveland Browns Ike5 S Budda Baker