Originally posted on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 4/6/12

Every off-season, fans join in with experts to come up with their best idea of how the upcoming draft will turn out. Some try to pick for every team, effectively prognosticating the entire draft outcome, while others will focus just on the picks of their favorite team.

No matter which method is used, very few of the picks end up being right for the vast majority of those who make predictions. What follows, then, is a hybrid of which players I think should be on the Colts radar for each of their given picks based on a player's value to Indianapolis and their likelihood to be around for the given pick. Those players listed higher at each pick are less likely to be around and offer higher value. Those listed lower are more likely to be around and still offer value and might be more realistic.

1st Round:

QB Andrew Luck.

2nd Round:

NT Dontari Poe - Memphis - PROFILE - 6-foot 4-inches, 346 pounds, 4.87 40-yard dash, 44 bench reps
TE Coby Fleener
WR Alshon Jeffery
WR Stephen Hill
RB David Wilson
DE Kendall Reyes
WR Mohamed Sanu
LB Ronnell Lewis
NT Alameda Ta'amu

3rd Round:

NT Alameda Ta'amu
CB Alfonzo Dennard
CB Chase Minnifield
LB Tank Carder
DE Derek Wolfe
S Brandon Taylor
WR Marvin McNutt
WR Ryan Broyles

4th Round:

CB Chase Minnifield
WR Ryan Broyles
WR Marvin McNutt
TE Evan Rodriguez
RB Isaiah Pead
S Antonio Allen

5th Round: (2 Picks)

NT Akiem Nicks
TE James Hanna
G Levy Adcock
LB Carmen Messina
DE Kheeston Randall
WR Greg Childs
S Winston Guy Jr.
WR T.J. Graham
CB Asa Jackson
WR Danny Coale
G Joe Looney
LB Cordarro Law

6th Round:

S Tavon Wilson
CB Tashaun Gipson
CB Omar Bolden
LB Ronnie Thornton
LB Adrien Cole
DE Matt Conrath
G Lonnie Edwards
G Stephen Good
TE George Bryan
WR Jordan White

7th Round: (3 picks)

DE Matt Conrath
CB Tashaun Gipson
S Charles Mitchell
S Matt Merletti
LB Korey Williams
LB Josh Linam
G Art Forst
G Lonnie Edwards
FB Joe Halahuni
WR Chris Owusu
WR Jermaine Kearse

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