Leterrius Walton Scheduled to Visit Colts Today
According to the Detroit Free Press, Central Michigan defensive tackle Leterrius Walton will visit the Indianapolis Colts today as part of a scheduled visit. The 6’5″, 319 pound Chippewa is considered a potential small school sleeper in the projected mid-rounds of this year’s NFL Draft.
In his final collegiate season, Walton recorded 33 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3.5 tackles for loss for Central Michigan last season. As a former highly regarded high school baseball infielder, Walton possesses uncharacteristically quick feet and hands for a player of such a large size. Per his NFL.com scouting profile, among Walton’s strengths:
"“Big man who flashes talent to penetrate and can win with explosive get-off. Good athlete for a big, inside player. Quick hands that should become more explosive with work. Will cruise down the line chasing run plays. Discipline in pass rush and maintains lane integrity.”"
Walton has already worked out with the New England Patriots, so other 3-4 defensive teams including the Colts are kicking the tires on him making the smooth transition from a traditional 4-3 defensive tackle to a 3-4 defensive end, something that Walton strongly believes he can successfully do:
"“Next up, I have a visit scheduled with the Colts for April 15,” said Walton. “They run a 3-4, too.”“I think I can play in any system. I can play either outside or inside, nose tackle or 5 technique, so it just really depends on where they want me to play,” added Walton. “I’ve played it all in our system, and I don’t feel like there’s that big of a difference in the scheme.”"
While NFL.com currently projects Walton to go in the 5th round, his stock could rapidly climb, as he continues to flash his rare combination of speed and athleticism for a player of his size in workouts. Walton already reportedly impressed in his Pro Day, so he could be a definite defensive line sleeper to watch as the draft quickly approaches for the Colts.
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