The Colts continue on their mission to improve their interior defensive line as they use the first of their three sixth-round picks on a defensive tackle.
Last season, the interior defensive line was a big issue for the Colts. They improved it drastically by trading their first-round pick for DeForest Buckner and then signing Sheldon Day. They improved it further with their 193rd pick by taking Robert Windsor.
Windsor is a defensive tackle from Penn State. He had a huge junior year in 2018, recording 38 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks. That was by far his best year of production while at Penn State and it shows what his potential could be.
The reason he is just a sixth-round pick is because his production fell mightily this season. He only recorded 5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks this past season as a senior. Had he kept up his level of production from his junior year, he might have been a day two pick.
Windsor is just a depth guy. He doesn’t have a lot of high-end potential, although he is fairly athletic. He uses his feet well and is quicker than people think. But he doesn’t have the physical skills to be able to really thrive in the NFL. He doesn’t project as a starter at any point.
Windsor is extremely coachable, which is a great thing to have going for him. He can learn to be a solid backup in this league. The defensive line in Indy is suddenly very crowded, so he will have to work hard if he wants to stand out and earn a job.