2017 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: First-Round Predictions for All 32 Picks

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15. player. 46. . Edge. Tennessee. Derek Barnett

It’s no secret that the Colts need help everywhere. The best thing to do right now is stop neglecting the defense. This year the Colts can draft Derek Barnett, defensive end from Tennessee.

Barnett has a great form and can use his body to work through the line and make his way to the QB. His eye-hand coordination working together is great. The way he can use his lower body strength proves ideal for tackling or just keeping leverage on the line or a pile.

He might not have the burst you would want to see from him just yet, but he does have the strength, technique, and quickness to be a great asset as a Colt. His technique works better rushing against a guard. He has the ability to roll his shoulders and swoop under the guard making his way to pressure the QB.

Barnett can rotate his body making it as hard as possible to block. It also helps him from being pushed out of the pocket. Right now it looks like it’s hard for him to chase down the QB, but he’s quick and relentless against any blocker.