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Colts worked out Maryland pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue

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According to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts held a private workout with Maryland pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue.

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As the Indianapolis Colts continue their evaluation of draft prospects, the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reported that the Colts held a private workout with Maryland pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue.

In addition, Wilson also mentions that Ngakoue has had private workouts with the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys while drawing "heavy interest" from the Tennessee Titans and other teams.

In three years at Maryland, Ngakoue recorded 21.5 sacks and 33 tackles for loss, playing in 37 games and starting 23 of them.  In 2014, he recorded six sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss, and then he increased those totals in 2015 by recording 13.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss.  His 13.5 sacks in 2015 ranked second in the country and also set a Maryland single-season record.  He was also named a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2015 as well.  He projects as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 system, and according to CBS Sports is projected to be a sixth round pick.

It's no secret that the Colts need pass rush help this offseason, as it has been one of their biggest weaknesses over the past several seasons and hasn't yet been addressed.  The Colts have Robert Mathis and Trent Cole on the roster to hopefully (that's the key word) give them some semblance of a pass rush, but it's very uncertain whether the two will be enough.  The Colts need to add another option, and it's possible that it could come through the draft.  The team is looking at their options for the draft, then, and had a workout with Yannick Ngakoue to see whether he might be a fit for the team's huge need.