The Indianapolis Colts have two second-round draft picks, but let’s dive more into the middle part of the draft.
We ran The Draft Network’s NFL Mock Draft Simulator three times.
When it came to the third-round, the following three players came up and they are not bad options.
1. Davon Hamilton-Defensive Tackle (Ohio State)
Hamilton is a 6-foot-4 and 310-pound defensive tackle that finished his senior season with Ohio State.
In his career, Hamilton played in 40 games, where he made three starts last season.
In 2019, he registered 38 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss, including a career-best four tackles in a win over Michigan.
NFL.com compared Hamilton to former Cincinnati Bengal and Oakland Raider Pat Sims.
Analyst Lance Zierlein called Hamilton an “athletic 4-3” tackle that should gain consideration as a rotational piece for the interior line.
Ohio State’s Davon Hamilton might be best as a penetrating nose tackle, but his two-gap ability & power to take on double teams is intriguing for the #Patriots on day two.
Great job leveraging & getting into center Tyler Biadasz’s chest. Read through the block & follow the RB. pic.twitter.com/ZzjZIRRGkL
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) April 10, 2020
2. Ashtyn Davis-Safety (California)
Davis is a 6-foot-1 and 200-pound safety that completed his junior season at California.
He won the J. Scott Duncan Award as the team’s MVP on Special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2016 and again as a sophomore in 2017.
In his career, he played in 48 of 50 possible games, which included 33 starts and a string of 29 consecutive starts up to his senior year.
His career defensive totals include 171 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, 12 pass breakups, 19 passes defended, and three fumbles forced and recoveries.
He was also used as a kick returner, finishing his career with 70 kick returns for 1,604 yards (22.7 yards per return), and one touchdown.
SAF Ashtyn Davis, California. Potential draft target for the Raiders in 2020 pic.twitter.com/cwRvHOvEd9
— BD Williams (@BDWilliams18) January 30, 2020
NFL.com believes that Davis will be a starter in the first two years of playing.
Davis was compared to former Raider, Chief, and Cardinal’s safety Tyvon Branch.
Zierlein said Davis has “rare physical gifts that can’t be taught.”
He also said he needs to play better in coverage and become a better tackler.
However, he noted that his size, length, and speed will develop over time and could also be a potential cornerback down the road.
3. Kyle Dugger-Safety (Lenoir-Rhyne)
The Colts were pegged at safety two of the three times when the simulator was used.
Dugger is viewed as a diamond from the small-school crop.
Playing at the Division II Lenoir-Rhye, he had an absolute monster NFL Combine.
When measured at the NFL Combine, Dugger had the longest arms (32 7/8), biggest hands (10 3/8), and largest wingspan (78 1/2) of any defensive back.
We mentioned his vertical jump earlier, but his jump beat some of the top-rated prospects in the draft.
Top performers in the vertical jump among #NFLCombine defensive backs:
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) March 1, 2020
His statistics cannot be measured to Divison I schools.
However, analysts see Dugger as either a second-round or third-round pick, based on a team’s needs.
S Kyle Dugger is about to become the first player from Lenoir-Rhyne in 20 years to be drafted to the NFL. How did he keep his dream alive with the odds stacked against him? pic.twitter.com/rARtn77Mcj
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 28, 2020