The Indianapolis Colts will be busy meeting with a number of different prospects this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, as they can interview as many as 60 different players. Michigan State offensive tackle, the most commonly projected player to the Colts in mock drafts, said today that he will meet with 24 different teams this week, including the Colts.
Conklin (6-6, 325 pounds) was a three-year starter at Michigan State, starting 38 career games before deciding to enter the NFL Draft following his junior season. He was a first-team All-American in 2015 and helped Michigan State make an appearance in the College Football Playoffs. Conklin started 35 games at left tackle and three at right tackle, and he projects to be able to play either spot in the NFL, along with perhaps guard depending on what teams think about him. With the Colts, he would likely play at right tackle if they draft him, since Anthony Castonzo is in place at left tackle.
The Colts will certainly be looking at a number of different offensive linemen this week, as we've already heard of them interviewing or planning to interview Stanford guard Joshua Garnett in addition to Conklin. The team is expected to address the area this offseason in an attempt to protect Andrew Luck, and it's entirely possible that they could use their first round pick on a lineman this year. One of the most important parts of Combine week is the interview process, and it sounds like the Colts plan to talk with several players along the offensive line this week as they continue their draft evaluations.