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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Analyzing Kiper Grade A draft: Colts

By Mike Wells

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr.'s fourth 2014 NFL mock draftInsider is out and instead of wondering who the Colts would have taken if they kept the No. 26 pick, which is now Cleveland's property courtesy of the trade for running back Trent Richardson, Kiper has a mock through the first three rounds based on team need.

Kiper has the Colts selecting receiver Donte Moncrief out of Ole Miss with the No. 59 pick in the second round and Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford with the 90th pick in the third round.

Safety is a bigger need at this moment for the Colts. Coach Chuck Pagano said they plan to look to select one in the draft. Selecting a receiver isn't a bad thing when you consider it's time for the Colts to start looking for a replacement in the lineup for Reggie Wayne. Wayne is 35 years old and it's uncertain how many more seasons he'll play after he returns from his torn ACL.

Moncrief, ranked the 11th-best receiver in the draft, had 59 receptions for 938 yards and six touchdowns last season for Ole Miss. He ran a 4.4 40-yard dash and has a 39.5-inch vertical jump.

Bradford had 55 tackles, 8.5 sacks and an interception last season with the Sun Devils.

Robert Mathis, Erik Walden, Jerrell Freeman and D'Qwell Jackson will likely be Indianapolis' starting linebackers next season.