2013 NFL Draft team needs: Indianapolis Colts

The Colts made big strides last year behind Andrew Luck; what do they need to add in the 2013 draft?

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The Colts underwent a transformation last year, going from the worst record in the league to a playoff team behind the play of rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. Due to their success, the Colts lost valuable members of their coaching staff and front office, but they have been among the most active teams in improving their roster this offseason.

With tons of cap space, Indianapolis was busy filling roster holes in free agency. In addition to bringing in a lot of new talent, they also parted ways with some of their veterans as the team continues to get younger and build for the future behind Luck. The Colts addressed a lot of their needs in free agency, giving them a little more freedom in the draft.

Top three needs

Guard - The Colts could use help all across the offensive line, but guard is their biggest weakness. They were among the worst teams in the league last season in pass protection and they will need to protect Andrew Luck for many years.

Outside linebacker - Indianapolis will need a replacement for Dwight Freeney, who never fit as well as a 3-4 outside linebacker as he did in the 4-3 defense. They need to improve their pass rush and may look to the draft to add a speed rusher.

Defensive tackle - The transition from 4-3 to 3-4 takes more than a year and the Colts still need to add some pieces along the front line.

Ideal pick: Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina

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