The NFL Combine is coming to an end as the last of the on-field workouts take place today, and throughout the week teams have been busy meeting with different prospects. Each team is permitted 60 interviews at the NFL Combine, and we've heard of a handful of the players the Colts have met with. Today we've heard about another one, as the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder mentioned that the Colts met with Boise State defensive end Kamalei Correa at the Combine this week.
Correa spent three years at Boise State, playing in 40 games and standing out as a pass rusher. He recorded 110 tackles, 20 sacks, 31.5 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, and two passes defensed. He opted to leave for the NFL following his junior season after recording seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss in 2015 and twelve sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 2014. He's projected by CBS to be a third or fourth round pick, and in the NFL he projects to be able to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 system. As Holder noted, Correa has the athleticism to be a good fit at the position.
The Boise State product is still a work in progress, particularly if he shifts to a 3-4 outside linebacker position. But his talent is evident, as was seen through his athleticism and traits this week. Many project him as a better and more natural fit as an outside linebacker in the NFL, which would make him an intriguing candidate for the Colts. They desperately need pass rush help, and general manager Ryan Grigson has already stated that this year's group in the NFL Draft isn't as thick as he would like. Grabbing a guy like Correa in the third or fourth round would give the Colts a talented, athletic player to work with as they try to mold him into a productive NFL pass rusher. That alone makes him worth considering for Indianapolis, and that's likely why they met with him at the Combine this week.