The Colts were very busy drafting defensive players, and that continued with them taking Gerri Green.
Gerri Green was taken by the Colts with their 6th round picks. He is a defensive end from Mississippi State who played a lot of football in college. He is added to the plethora of defensive players the Colts decided to draft over the course of these three days.
Green played in every game in college, which tells something about his durability. He accumulated 8.5 sacks as well as 20 tackles for loss over his four years in Starkville. He also had an 84 yard interception return for a touchdown in his sophomore year, which is very impressive.
With so many defensive players being drafted, it’s hard to see where everyone fits on the roster. The defensive line in particular is starting to get rather crowded. Green jumps into that crowded unit late in the 6th round and will have to fight to make the team.
The reason he has to fight is that he doesn’t do one thing super well. He’s a decent pass rusher and an average run stopper. But he doesn’t do that one thing at an elite level that can separate him from the pack. That is why he didn’t get drafted until the 6th round.
Green definitely has a chance to make the team, but he is going to have to go all in to the playbook and work his butt off in the offseason. He needs to show the maximum effort that he showed at MSU if he wants to earn a job in Indianapolis.