BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 22nd Pick, Indianapolis Selects ...

Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin. [Full profile]

Playing the role of general manager for the Indianapolis Colts is 'dannymac56.' Here is his rationale for the selection.

The Colts need O-Linemen. Fortunately, only two have gone off the board, and you could argue that the remaining talent at Tackle is among the best available. This should be the year Bill Polian breaks his streak of avoiding OT's in the first round. There are a couple of decent pass rushers still available, and having a powerful DT wouldn't hurt. However, if it comes down to guys that will protect 18, and guys that will take the field when he walks off it, Polian probably decides to keep Peyton safe(r). That rules out some guys that should get consideration if they're still available at 22 in April- Kerrigan, Clayborn, Wilkerson and Liuget.

This pick came down to two players. The best tackles still here are Solder and Carimi. Sherrod is weaker than Carimi and not as athletic as Solder, so I don't see him being the pick here. Despite Solder's potential, it's crucial that Polian doesn't miss, so I am putting a little less stock in ceiling and a little more in safety. Solder may be an excellent pass blocker, but I have a lot of questions about his ability in the run game, his weight and his strength. How would he handle a Mario Williams type- guys who can rush with a little power? It worries me.

Maybe Carimi can play LT. He handled some excellent future first-round pass-rushers at the Senior Bowl practices. Charlie Johnson was awful and is a free agent. If Carimi lacks agility, I'm very confident he can deal with right-side rushers where Ryan Diem also needs to be upgraded. Even if he ends up a guard... the Colts aren't impressive there, either. This is a safe pick with a high likelihood of upgrading the Colts O-Line immediately, and maybe they will have a little more success running the ball as well.

My take: The perfect pick here for the Colts. Regardless of whether it is right side, left side, inside or outside the Colts need help on the offensive line. Whoever it is, the Colts need to take the best offensive lineman available here. Carimi fits because he offers them something they desperately need -- an offensive lineman with a reputation for getting a good push in the running game, an area where the Colts were awful a year ago.

-- 'JimmyK' is now on the clock with the Eagles pick at No. 23.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville Cameron Jordan
DE
California
ct17
17 New England
Mike Pouncey
OG/C
Florida
Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego
J.J. Watt
DE
Wisconsin
Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants Akeem Ayers
OLB
UCLA
Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay
Jimmy Smith
CB
Tampa Bay
willgfass
21 Kansas City
Phil Taylor
DT
Baylor
The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis Gabe Carimi
OT
Wisconsin
dannymac56
23 Philadelphia


JimmyK
24 New Orleans



Charles L.
25 Seattle


Ejaay
26 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta


pataroons
28 New England



Ryan Valentine?
29 Chicago


You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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