Colts Meet With Alabama Safety Landon Collins


It’s no secret that the Indianapolis Colts are in the market for a safety. The team currently doesn’t have a starter signed to the roster for the 2015 season.

Today, we learned that the Colts met with Alabama safety Landon Collins.

Collins is leaving college a year early, but had an impressive two seasons as a starter. In 2014, Collins recorded 103 tackles. He also had three interceptions, seven passes defended, and a forced fumble.

In his three seasons with the Tide, he had 190 tackles, five interceptions, a touchdowns, and three forced fumbles.

GM Ryan Grigson made it clear on Thursday that the team is planning to re-sign Mike Adams and coach Chuck Pagano praised the veterans play last season. That still leaves another safety spot to fill.

Collins would be a great fit for a variety of reasons.

Collins is an ideal safety in terms of build at 6-foot and 212-pounds. He won’t participate in Combine events until Monday. Early estimates put his 40 time in the 4.5 range.

Collins is a physical safety who excels in coverage and can stack the box against the run. If the Colts were to land him, he could essentially help tighten up downfield and shore up the run defense.

There are concerns about his recovery and the fact that he’s relatively inexperienced. This is a bad safety draft and there is a chance Collins might be overvalued.

Collins is generally considered the best safety in the draft this year, which means he likely won’t be available to the Colts at #29 overall. Collins will likely be selected in the low teens, meaning the Colts would have to trade up to get him.

This might be well worth a deal as the Colts have a clear need and could find a long term starter in Collins.