2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the Indianapolis Colts Must Target

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the Indianapolis Colts Must Target

Terrence Brooks
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Led by the stellar play of quarterback Andrew Luck, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping to emerge as a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2014. To do so, improvement will be in order throughout the roster. But without a first-round pick after trading for Trent Richardson last September, the Colts will need to make their mark on day two of May's draft. Here are five prospects Indianapolis should target during the second and third rounds.

5. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

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5. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

Gabe Jackson
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In desperate need of interior offensive line help, the Colts should take a long look at Mississippi State guard Gabe Jackson. With all of the tools to contribute as a rookie, Jackson would be a nice fit in Indianapolis' power running scheme. He's also graded very well in pass protection at the collegiate level and could help ensure Luck doesn't face as much interior pressure in 2014.

4. Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

Jeremiah Attaochu
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4. Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

Jeremiah Attaochu
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The Colts' pass rush was a one-man show in 2013. And that one man, Robert Mathis, is aging. An edge rusher like Jeremiah Attaochu from Georgia Tech would be an excellent addition to Indianapolis' linebacker corps in the second round. Attaochu has many of the physical traits scouts covet in quarterback hunters and would equip the Colts with enhanced personnel for the 3-4 defense.

3. Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

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3. Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

Donte Moncrief
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Despite signing Hakeem Nicks, the Colts could still use some depth at the receiver position. Ole Miss' Donte Moncrief would potentially provide them with just that. Questions about Moncrief's straight-line speed are expected to knock him out of the first round, but he's a complete receiver with impressive polish and would be a coup for a team like the Colts on day two.

2. Marcus Martin, C/OG, USC

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2. Marcus Martin, C/OG, USC

Marcus Martin
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Another interior offensive lineman the Colts should consider is USC's Marcus Martin. With experience at center and guard, which are both needs for Indianapolis, Martin has the versatility to play multiple positions along the offensive line. Martin has the ability to be an immediate starter in the NFL and is perhaps one of the most underrated prospects of the class.

1. Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State

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1. Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State

Terrence Brooks
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Colts head coach Chuck Pagano recently conceded that the club will look to draft a safety early. With Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor expected to be long gone by the time Indianapolis is on the clock, Florida State's Terrence Brooks could be the top target. Brooks has instincts and closing speed to be a difference-maker on the back end of any defense.


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