With the 63rd pick of the 2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Illinois offensive guard Jon Asamoah.
Here is Leapin Lion's reasoning for the pick:
I started the Colts draft with controversy by selecting Jermaine Gresham, an elite TE prospect who will not fall to the Colts Thursday night in the actual draft. And obviously TE was NOT on my priority list when researching the Colts. I was looking to fill depth issues on the defensive line, depth behind Bob Sanders, and the most glaring need, the offensive line.
Well, as stated in my previous post, I do not like leftovers. The top talented OT/DE/S have been removed from the board. In our war room there are not any prospects at the listed positions worthy of a 2nd-round pick. So we are selecting the 2nd- highest rated offensive guard to assist our line.
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Asamoah is of a decent size at 6'4" and 305 lbs. He started three years for Illinois and was highly productive. He excels in run blocking, a very important trait the Colts will rely on. He's very quick off the ball and shows great agility. He is sound in pass protection but at times will stand up, allowing a defensive lineman to get a hold of him. But he shows great instincts and recovers quickly.
Asamoah has the build to bulk up and become a mainstay at either guard spot or stay at his current weight and be groomed to take over for Jeff Saturday. Either way we feel he is a step in the right direction in improving the run game and maintaining Manning's posture, right side up.
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