Colts go all-in on two key positions in latest 7-round mock draft

The Indianapolis Colts are short on a few positions and they look to build in the draft.
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Jowon Briggs . player. Draft Profile . Jowon Briggs . 830. Cincinnati Bearcats . 231. Jowon Briggs . . IDL

For the last pick, the Colts finish strong with another powerful IDL from a smaller school. At 6'2" he's on the smaller size for height, but he does weigh 310 pounds making him a shorter IDL to block for larger guards and centers. In 2021 Briggs played all over the defensive front. He played inside, outside, and the 0-tech. However, in 2022 and beyond he found his role in the three-tech and 0-tech.

Emerging as a big force and a depth play for the Bearcats, Briggs played with intensity and a high motor. While he didn't win any honors, the IDL could be a great depth addition or even a practice squad addition. While his weight is good, being smaller could be detrimental to his overall snap count at the NFL level, but someone needs to tell Aaron Donald that.

Some of his strengths are his power-to-size ratio and his ability to shed blocks against large offensive linemen. he also gets his hands on the opposing players early and often engaging them and pushing them out of the way. With all that being said, his intensity could draw some penalties at the NFL level.

Some of his weaknesses are his lack of size and his high motor for his size could cause his stamina to wear out. He lacks the pursuit and that initial explosiveness needed against the run. However, Briggs could bring a great addition to the practice squad and help on gamedays where the Colts need an extra lineman in the lineup.

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