We're just three weeks away from the start of the 2015 NFL draft, and the 32 NFL teams are busy studying prospects and visiting with them to determine whether that player would be a fit for the team moving forward. The Indianapolis Colts are certainly doing this as well, and we've already heard a number of reports of them visiting with prospects.
Add another one to the list, as Central Michigan defensive tackle Leterrius Walton said in a draft diary piece for the Detroit Free Press that he has a visit scheduled with the Indianapolis Colts for April 15. He has already worked out for the New England Patriots.
"I think I can play in any system," Walton wrote. "I can play either outside or inside, nose tackle or 5 technique, so it just really depends on where they want me to play. I've played it all in our system, and I don't feel like there's that big of a difference in the scheme."
During his career at Central Michigan (which spanned five seasons after he redshirted in 2010), the 6-5, 319 pound lineman played in 39 games and recorded 106 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He started every game over the last two years of his collegiate career and in his senior season in 2014 he was named first-team All-MAC conference. He played in the Shrine Game and also took part in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Walton is a guy who many probably haven't heard of, but he's an intriguing mid-round prospect for the Colts, and it's good to see that the team is looking into potential defensive line options for a bit later in the draft as well. CBS Sports ranks Walton as the 14th best defensive tackle and projects him going in the fourth or fifth round, while Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar has Walton as the 23rd best defensive tackle in the draft. He won't be taken too early, but the Colts have nine picks in the draft and only one of them is in the first round, so they need to be looking into other players as well, and Leterrius Walton is one that might be intriguing for the team with one of their mid-round picks. They're intrigued enough to bring him in for a visit next week.