Report: Incarnate Wood LB Myke Tavarres to Visit Colts
According to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts will be receiving a visit from Incarnate Wood linebacker Myke Tavarres in early April:
The 6’2″, 230 pound linebacker had a standout season for the Cardinals, as he recorded 110 total tackles including 22.5 tackles for loss, as well as led his conference with 8.5 sacks.
As a result of his exceptional play, he was honored as follows: STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year Finalist, STATS FCS All-America 1st-Team member, and Southland Conference 1st-Team member.
While Tavarres spent his first two collegiate seasons as a 2x All-Conference selection at College of the Siksiyous in California, he eventually transferred to Arkansas as one of the nation’s top junior college linebackers.
Tavarres spent one season at Arkansas in 2013 before transferring and thus, redshirting the following year (2014) before joining Incarnate Wood.
At his pro day, Tavarres measured out quite favorably:
After running into this little gem, it’s safe to say that he’s pretty athletic at 230 pounds:
Having lost Jerrell Freeman to the Chicago Bears in free agency and incumbent starter D’Qwell Jackson getting increasingly “long in the tooth”, the Colts could be in the market for additional inside linebacker depth.
Right now, returning inside linebackers such as Nate Irving and Sio Moore appear to be the frontrunners to win the starting job alongside Jackson with Junior Sylvestre perhaps also factoring into the equation.
However, an athletic linebacker prospect such as Tavarres could certainly push them for reps and make for an even healthier competition.