The NFL Combine is winding down toward an end, but teams are still busy meeting with various prospects. The Colts are still meeting with players as well, and according to the Anderson Herald Bulletin's George Bremer, they met with Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew. Bremer reports that Killebrew met with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano on Sunday at the Combine.
Killebrew was a four-year starter at safety at Southern Utah, recording 356 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 14 passes defensed, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and three touchdowns. During his last two seasons at the school, he posted triple-digit tackle numbers (101 in 2014, 132 in 2015). Killebrew is a hard-hitting safety who is also a standout on special teams, and he projects to play safety or linebacker in the NFL (and likely a hybrid between the two positions). He's currently expected to be a day two draft pick, and he could help a team immediately on special teams while competing for a starting spot at some point down the road, whether it be in year one or after.
Like with all of these prospects that you hear about, the Colts meeting with Killebrew doesn't mean much other than that they want to find out more about the player. He would be an intriguing pick for the Colts, however, particularly if they move on from Dwight Lowery. If they don't bring the veteran safety back in free agency, it will create an opening at the other safety spot opposite of Mike Adams (who is entering the final year of his deal). Clayton Geathers would be the expected starter, but it also would make sense why the Colts would want to add another player at the position. Of course, that all depends on whether they bring back Lowery, but either way it would make sense for the Colts to at least look at the safety options this year - which is what it appears they are doing in meeting with Killebrew. The Colts are in need of young, talented playmakers on defense, so looking into as many options as possible is a smart thing to do this week at the NFL Combine.