1. Curt Maggitt, OLB Tennessee
The 6’3″, 247 pound pass rusher saw his 5th-year senior season derailed after a season-ending hip injury in the 2nd game of the season. Prior to that point, Maggitt had recorded 7 tackles including 3 tackles for loss in 2 starts.
However, he’s just one year removed from a junior season with the Volunteers in which he recorded 48 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks–earning All-SEC honors:
If Maggitt can regain his prior form, he’ll make the Colts easily. Simply put, he has the athleticism, moves, and motor to become a quality pass rusher for the defense.
Like Thompson, Maggitt has a great opportunity to become an impact pass rusher for the Colts, as there’s little proven depth behind veterans Mathis and Cole at the position respectively.
That being said, Maggitt does come with his fair share of durability concerns, having also missed the 2013 season with the Volunteers because of a torn ACL.
However, if healthy, he has a chance to become an impact rotational pass rusher for the Colts–maybe even more.