Redskins full NFL first-round mock: Is Chase Young the one?
By Ian Cummings
The Colts have something with Frank Reich. With the help of general manager Chris Ballard, Reich has overhauled the culture in Indianapolis, and with his mix of schematic knowledge and mentoring abilities, Reich has led an Andrew Luck-less Colts squad to a 5-3 start that shouldn’t be so surprising.
How the Colts close out the season will be key in determining how they use their first-round pick. If Jacoby Brissett falters down the stretch, the team could end up picking its new franchise quarterback here. But for now, the biggest need for the Colts rests on the interior line, where Margus Hunt and Denico Autry have both started to fade.
Even if the Colts keep both Autry and Hunt, they need a player with more upside in the rotation; a player who can give them more production, while keeping the veterans fresh. At this juncture, South Carolina’s Javon Kinlaw is a superb match, as he employs a freakish combination of athleticism, 6-foot-6 length, and raw power to win on the inside.
Kinlaw is inconsistent, and needs to diversify his game, but if any team can coach him up and get the most out of his traits, it’s the Colts.