Colts projected Draft big board based off pre-draft activity
Colts want depth on the defensive line
Indianapolis has struggled to generate a consistent pass rush the last few seasons and that was evident in the team’s moves over the past year.
Indy selected pass rushers with its first two picks in last year’s Draft and traded for Yannick Ngakoue this offseason. They should be set from a starter standpoint but Ballard has emphasized that a pass rush is best when it has depth.
He has expressed that he would like for the Colts to have at least eight defensive linemen that can all play at a high level and that would explain why they met with 11 defensive linemen.
Defensive linemen on Colts board
- DeAngelo Malone, Western Kentucky
- DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
- Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M
- Luiji Vilain, Wake Forest
- Eric Johnson, Missouri State
- David Anenih, Houston
- Esezi Otomewo, Minnesota
- Thomas Booker, Stanford
- Michael Clemons, Texas A&M
- Glen Logan, LSU
- Alex Wright, UAB
Indianapolis has the best linebacker in football in Darius Leonard and also an emerging star in Bobby Okereke. Along with Zaire Franklin, Indy doesn’t have much need for a linebacker. That’s why they only met with a few.
Linebackers on Colts board
- Devin Harper, Oklahoma State
- Jaylin Thomas, Ball State
- Aaron Hansford, Texas A&M
- Khalan Tolson, Illinois