A few weeks ago, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported that the Indianapolis Colts were interested in Florida State cornerback Ronald Darby and would have him in for a visit. According to Rapoport, that visit will happen today.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FSU?src=hash">#FSU</a> CB Ronald Darby is set to visit the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a> today, source said. They pick No. 29</p>— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/588000179351072769">April 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Darby spent three seasons at Florida State, playing in 42 games (23 starts) and racking up 79 tackles and 16 passes defensed. He was the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2012 and was a third-team All-ACC in 2014. The 5-11, 193 pound corner is ranked as the sixth-best corner in the draft by Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar (59th overall prospect), while CBS Sports has him ranked as the seventh corner (49th overall) in the draft, projecting him to be drafted in the second round. NFL.com also projects him to go in either the second or third round.
The Colts hold the 29th overall pick in the first round and the 61st overall pick in the second round, and so they might have a decision to make about how much they like the player, as he might not be available toward the end of the second round when the Colts pick. Darby is a corner who possesses the coverage abilities that will surely appeal to Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, and while he's still a relatively raw player in terms of his skills he has a lot of potential. For a coach who is experienced and skilled with working with defensive backs, it's a smart idea to have Darby in for a visit as the Colts continue to consider a number of different prospects through the draft process.