2010 record: 10-6, first place AFC South
2011 draft rundown
Seven total picks (round): 22 (1), 53 (2), 87 (3), 119 (4), 152 (5), 188 (6)
Offensive Tackle: Finding a true left tackle is a must and improvements through the rest of the line aren't out of the question.
Safety: Releasing the oft-injured Bob Sanders could be good for Melvin Bullitt, but depth really needed at both safety spots.
Defensive Tackle: With Antonio Johnson and Daniel Muir potential free agents, the Colts may look to get stronger in the middle.
Cornerback: Trading for Washington Redskins cast-off Justin Tryon last season was a clue the team needs healthy--and effective--bodies on the outside.
Wide Receiver: If former first round pick Anthony Gonzalez can't stay on the field, the team may look for another difference-maker sometime during the draft to keep QB Peyton Manning happy.
Running Back: Joseph Addai can't stay healthy and 2009 first round pick Donald Brown has disappointed, so it wouldn't hurt to take advantage of a deep class in the middle rounds.
First round focus
--The Colts are looking to sign franchise quarterback Peyton Manning to an extension, so improving their lackluster offensive line has to be part of the equation with their first selection. Two or three offensive tackles of value may be available to them, including Wisconsin's Gabe Carimi (the Colts tend to favor Big Ten prospects). would help protect Manning's blind side. If there's value at defensive tackle (Illinois' Corey Liuget), the team could take advantage, and they could see a lot of Reggie Wayne in Maryland's speedy Torrey Smith.
Five names on the Colts' board
OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
OT Nate Solder, Colorado
OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
DT Corey Liuget, Illinois
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
--Contributed by NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Chad Reuter