The Indianapolis Colts have two picks close together in the sixth round with picks 205 and 207, and with the second of those two choices, the team selected Georgia inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera.
Herrera, a 6-1, 244 pound inside linebacker, led Georgia in tackles with 115 in his senior season. In his career, he played in 54 games (being a starter for his final three seasons) and recorded 334 tackles (21 for loss), 3.5 sacks, three interceptions (including a touchdown), five forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He had a very productive collegiate career and is a good leader, though he's not a very athletic player. He's suited well for a 3-4 defense as an inside linebacker, however, and he'll compete in training camp for a roster spot.
The Colts needed an inside linebacker, and while it was clear all along that it was going to be Jerrell Freeman and D'Qwell Jackson starting, they need depth. Herrera might be able to provide that alongside Nate Irving, though he'll certainly have to prove himself in camp.
Here are the Colts' picks in the draft:
- First Round - 29th overall pick - Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
- Third Round - 65th overall pick (from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - D'Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic
- Third Round - 93rd overall pick - Henry Anderson, DE, Stanford
- Fourth Round - 109th overall pick (from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - Clayton Geathers, S, UCF
- Fifth Round - 151st overall pick (from San Francisco 49ers) - David Parry, DT, Stanford
- Sixth Round - 205th overall pick - Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State
- Sixth Round - 207th overall pick (from the Seattle Seahawks) - Amarlo Herrera, ILB, Georgia
Seventh Round - 244th overall pick (from the Dallas Cowboys)(traded to San Francisco 49ers)
- Seventh Round - 255th overall pick (compensatory pick)
Here are the Colts remaining needs (in no particular order):
- Offensive Lineman
Defensive Lineman Inside Linebacker
- Pass Rusher