The NFL Draft is just over a week away, and mock drafts are incredibly popular right now as people try to get an idea of what each team might do with their first round pick. While there's a lot of discussion about what the Colts will do in the first round, one thing that seems very likely at some point in the draft is that the Colts will take a running back.
We don't know when that would be, but the team reportedly really likes the depth at the position and has looked into a number of backs. One such player is Michigan State's Jeremy Langford, who reportedly visited the Colts in the pre-draft process, according to the Detroit News' Josh Katzenstein:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford has had visits with the Broncos, Colts and Buccaneers.</p>— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/jkatzenstein/status/590887448919474176">April 22, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The 6-1, 208 pound back played in 50 career games at Michigan State over four seasons, rushing for 2,967 yards and 40 touchdowns while averaging 5.1 yards per carry, also catching 39 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown. In 2013 he rushed for 1,422 yards and 18 touchdowns, and then he followed that up by rushing for 1,522 yards and 22 touchdowns in his senior season in 2014.
Langford is a good running back who would probably be best suited for a running back by committee role, which is what the Colts like to run. In 2014, he could step in as a third down back in some situations and play behind Frank Gore, and then perhaps down the road he could play a bigger role in a running back committee. He's projected to go somewhere around the third or fourth round, and in that situation he wouldn't be a bad selection for the Colts at all, instead being a great fit for them.