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It’s my favorite time of year.
No, not the holiday season. I’m not talking Thanksgiving turkey or presents under the tree.
No no. It’s the “way-too-early-but-we’ll-do-it-anyways-because-we-know-people-will-read-it-mock draft” season, and you’re damn right we’re going to see what they’re saying for next spring’s selections.
Bleacher Report decided to switch it up a bit and do “one prospect each team should already be thinking about” instead of a straight mock draft. So, it’s not saying the draft order or that this is who they think your team will draft, but rather one dream player your team should be salivating for.
Who do they have for the Colts?
LSU cornerback Andreaz ‘Greedy’ Williams.
Here’s what they had to say about him and why it makes sense for the Colts:
General manager Chris Ballard should have his eyes on a potential shutdown cornerback who has a tendency to force turnovers with a nickname that speaks to his game. Andraez “Greedy” Williams snagged six interceptions and broke up 10 passes as a redshirt freshman in 2017, and he’s added two picks this year.
At 6’3″ and 184 pounds, Williams’ length will make defensive coordinators salivate at the combine. His ball production and sticky hands will likely vault him to the top of big boards during the vetting process if he declares for the draft. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. rated him as the fourth-best prospect in this year’s draft class.
If losses pile up for the Colts down the stretch, Williams should be on their radar. Pairing him with safety Malik Hooker would give Indianapolis a strong ball-hawking duo in the secondary.
This actually works out perfectly for Chris Ballard. At 6’3, 184, you have a long, lean outside presence who can defend anyone. If he can’t do that, flip him over to the offensive side of the ball and throw him jump balls to finally bring a big threat to your offense.
Virtually no chance to bust.
Also, you know that Williams is a ballhawk. Some could say he could be a little selfish going after turnovers so much, but hey, that’s just Greedy.
Will he become a Colt in April?
We’ll see if it changes by mock draft 36784.