The 86th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft has comes to terms. Drake Nevis, a defensive tackle out of LSU, signed with the Indianapolis Colts last night. He will report to training camp in Anderson, IN today.
Dan Kadar at Mocking The Draft wrote this about Nevis prior to the draft:
Nevis is a nasty defensive tackle that loves to get after the ball carrier. His quick first step is among the best in this draft class and makes him a great fit at the 3 technique position. When I watch him play he gives me avibe in the way he gets into the backfield. Ultimately, Nevis may find himself sliding in the draft due to the limits of what position he can play. However, the 2nd round is as far as he will fall and whoever selects him will get a guy capable of contributing right away.
Nevis fell to the third round, where the Colts picked him. The defensive tackles currently on the roster are Nevis (303 pounds), Antonio Johnson (310 pounds), Fili Moala (305 pounds), Eric Foster (265 pounds), Ricardo Mathews (290 pounds), and DeMario Pressley (301 pounds).
[UPDATE] I forgot to add John Gill (302 pounds) and rookie free agent Ollie Ogbu (298 pounds).
And speaking of Tommie Harris, he is scheduled to visit with the New England Patriots today. The Patriots are switching their base defense from a 3-4 to a 4-3, which is why they traded for Albert Haynesworth.
With Nevis signed, only first round pick Anthony Castonzo remains unsigned for the Colts.