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8-8, 3rd in AFC South

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano on first-round pick Malik Hooker: "We never thought he'd be there at 15. We thought he was a top 10 pick... A rare, rare athlete."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts pulled somewhat of a surprise when they selected Ohio State safety Malik Hooker at pick No. 15. The Colts have a need for pass rusher and they decided to bypass the likes of defensive end Charles Harris, linebacker Tak McKinley and Alabama teammates Jonathan Allen and inside linebacker Reuben Foster, bot projected top-10 picks. Hooker had 43 tackles and seven interceptions last season.

Colts upgrade their defense with Malik Hooker (0:55)

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

Safety Malik Hooker, the pick at No. 15, has the best deep-zone range and ball skills for a safety prospect since Earl Thomas. The Colts had just eight interceptions last season, tied for second-worst in the NFL.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Malik Hooker has incredible range and the ball skills to finish plays. Stuff you can't teach. He needs to improve his footwork and angles to the ball versus the run game, but he has the ability to close the middle of the field for the Colts secondary.

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In Malik Hooker, Indy gets a center fielder who demonstrated great deep-ball instincts in Columbus. Six of his Big Ten-best seven interceptions in 2016 came on throws at least 15 yards downfield.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts are on the clock. Philadelphia took one of the top pass rushers on the board in selecting Tennessee's Derek Barnett at No. 14. Don't be alarmed, though, DL Johnathan Allen, LB Reuben Foster, DE Charles Harris and LB Tak McKinley are still available to help improve Indianapolis' struggling defense.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

We're 13 picks in, and four of our top-10 players overall are still available -- DL Jonathan Allen, TE O.J. Howard, ILB Reuben Foster and S Malik Hooker. That's a direct result of three QBs getting pushed into the top 12. Eagles, Colts and Ravens have to be THRILLED right now.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The draft couldn't have gone much better for Colts first-year general manager Chris Ballard in his quest to tear down and rebuild what was the 30th ranked total defense last season. The draft is up to pick No. 13 and LB Reuben Foster, LB Haason Reddick, DE Charles Harris and DE Derek Barnett are still available. A decent defense to go with an Andrew Luck-led offense that was 10th in the NFL last season and the Colts will be in position to push the Houston Texans in the AFC South.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have to be getting excited in their war room because the draft is at No. 10 and here's a list of players still on the board: --S Marshon Lattimore --LB Reuben Foster --LB Haason Reddick --DE Charles Harris --DE Derek Barnett --LB Tak McKinley

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Things are lining up for the Colts to potentially be able to snag a pass rusher – maybe even cornerback – that was projected to go higher when they pick at No. 15. Four of the first seven picks have been offensive players in a draft some thought would be defensive heavy at the top

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts will face four of the first five players selected in the draft so far next season: -No. 1 DE Myles Garrett (Browns) in Week 3 -No. 3 DL Solomon Thomas (49ers) in Week 5 -No. 4 RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) in Weeks 7, 13 -No. 5 WR Corey Davis (Titans) in Weeks 6, 12

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a good thing the Colts have spent the offseason trying to improve their defensive line because the Jaguars just selected running back Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 overall pick. Fournette rushed for 3,830 yards and 40 touchdowns in his three seasons at LSU. The Colts were 25th in the NFL in stopping the run last season. Jacksonville has won two of the last three meetings against Indianapolis.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who went to San Francisco at No. 3, is the highest player drafted from Stanford since the Colts took quarterback Andrew Luck at No. 1 overall in the 2012 draft.

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Colts' Parry avoids jail time with guilty plea

Colts lineman David Parry avoided jail time by pleading guilty Thursday to one count of disorderly conduct and one count of attempted unlawful means of transportation after his February arrest.

ESPN Staff  

Which player will the Colts take at No. 15? Here are the final projected picks from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, plus the players Louis Riddick and NFL Nation would select: Kiper/NFL Nation -- Takkarist McKinley, OLB/DE, UCLA; McShay – Haason Reddick, LB, Temple; Riddick – Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee.

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With a desperate need to upgrade their running attack, the Colts could address those issues in the NFL draft by taking a top prospect like Dalvin Cook or Christian McCaffrey.

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2dPro Football Focus

Best mid-round prospect fit: Nathan Gerry

Gerry may get lost in a loaded safety class, but he's primed to have an excellent career if he's placed in the right scheme.

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Draft Prediction: Colts will select CB

Indianapolis is in need of a second CB to pair with Vontae Davis. Chuck Pagano has only drafted one corner in five seasons as head coach.

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.6Tied-5th
Rushing Yards101.823rd
Points For25.78th
Points Against24.522nd

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