I mocked Ryan Kelly at this spot several weeks ago, but moved off it in favor of Andrew Billings and Noah Spence. As the draft approaches, I'm becoming more confident that Indianapolis will, in fact, select Kelly. There's a lot of buzz about him going in the top 25 - there's another team that will consider him in this area - and he would go a long way in shoring up Andrew Luck's protection.
*** OTHER 2016 NFL DRAFT POSSIBILITIES: ***
1. Andrew Billings, DT - Indianapolis expressed a desire to upgrade the nose tackle spot entering the offseason, but thus far, nothing has been done about it.
2. Taylor Decker, OT - Right tackle is a massive need for the Colts, so Decker is someone who could interest them.
Pick change; previously Noah Spence, DE/OLB
Rd. 2, Pk. 21
Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
The Texans lost Ben Jones this offseason, but they won't miss him that much because of his mediocre play. That said, the center position will need to be addressed on the second day of the draft.
Rd. 3, Pk. 29
Graham Glasgow, G/C, Michigan
If the Cardinals don't draft Ryan Kelly or Cody Whitehair in the first round, look for them to target Graham Glasgow at the end of Day 2. They love Glasgow's versatility.
Pick change; previously Joshua Perry, LB
Rd. 4, Pk. 1
Max Tuerk, C, USC
The Browns acquired Jack Conklin in an earlier mock draft. An upgrade is needed on the offensive line, which is a train wreck. Max Tuerk can play both guard and center, so I'm sure he'll find some way to sneak into the starting lineup.
Rd. 3, Pk. 3
Pat Elflein, G/C, Ohio State
The Vikings grab some offensive line talent, and they've shown interest in Elflein.
Elflein was a solid blocker in 2016 for Ohio State at center. That looks like his best position for the NFL. The 6-foot-3, 303-pounder played well in 2015. He was an excellent run blocker, opening holes for Ezekiel Elliott. Elflein is also reliable in pass protection. As a sophomore, he was a starter at left and right guard while doing a superb job of helping the Buckeyes to feature a powerful rushing attack.
Rd. 3, Pk. 3
Ethan Pocic, C/G, LSU
The Seahawks could grab some interior offensive line help.
Pocic was generally solid for LSU in 2016. He had some problems with Auburn's Montravius Adams and Alabama's defensive front, but he performed well, overall. The senior was effective at opening holes up the middle and reliable in pass blocking. Even if his height is slightly exaggerated, the 6-foot-6, 310-pounder is taller than most interior linemen. Pocic was an excellent blocker for Leonard Fournette in 2015. Pocic broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore.
Rd. 4, Pk. 4
Jon Toth, C, Kentucky
The Redskins have a talented young offensive line, but they could use an interior lineman to finish it off.
Toth (6-4, 308) had a fine senior season and career at Kentucky. He started 47 straight games and was a big part of the Wildcats having a team average of 5.5 yards per carry. He also turned in a quality week at the Senior Bowl.
Toth has good size to be a center in the NFL. He has strength in his base and developed technique.
Rd. 4, Pk. 4
Tyler Orlosky, C, West Virginia
The Bengals could consider some interior offensive line competition after losing Kevin Zeitler.
Orlosky is good in the ground game and generally reliable in pass protection. The 6-foot-2, 292-pounder could develop into a starting center in the NFL. He isn't overly strong, but gets in good position and is an angle blocker.
Rd. 5, Pk. 5
Isaac Asiata, G/C, Utah
The Dolphins could use more offensive line competition.
Rd. 7, Pk. 7
Cameron Tom, C, Southern Mississippi
The Chargers grab some center depth and have demonstrated an interest in Tom.