Round 6: Nick Zakelj
Zakelj is nowhere near ready to play meaningful NFL snaps and probably would be best served by being stashed on a practice squad as a rookie. The power and quick feet he flashes at the point of attack are an intriguing combination of traits to build his game around though.
The problem with Zakelj is that he shows little feel for good technique in pass protection. If he couldn’t handle that at Fordham, he’ll look foolish next year in the pros. The Colts need to take him in Round 6 and put him through intense coaching for a full season before they consider playing him. It’s still a good gamble for this spot in the draft.
Round 7: Greg Dulcich
Dulcich has a chance to go much higher than this in the draft if teams believe he can actually hold up as an in-line blocker. That will never be his calling card. The Colts would be interested in him purely as a flex-tight end. If he falls this far teams should be falling all over themselves to land such an intriguing receiver.
Round 7: McKinley Williams
Williams doesn’t have star potential at defensive tackle, but he did a nice job shedding blocks and making plays during his collegiate career at Syracuse. The Colts should be looking for defensive line depth in this draft and landing Williams in Round 7 could turn into a nice value play.