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Colts schedule workout with USC's Su'a Cravens

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According to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts have scheduled a workout with USC linebacker/safety Su'a Cravens.

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According to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts have scheduled a workout with USC linebacker/safety Su'a Cravens.

Wilson notes that Cravens has a lot of visits lined up.  In addition to the Colts, Cravens also has visits scheduled with the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, and New Orleans Saints.  Wilson adds that Cravens has already met with the Patriots, Chargers, Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions.

Cravens is a hybrid player, having spent time both at outside linebacker and at safety at USC and projecting to play a similar hybrid-type role in the NFL.  During his career at USC, he started 26 games and recorded 120 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, ten passes defensed, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, and seven interceptions (returning one for a touchdown).  He said at his pro day that he is drawing more interest from NFL teams as a safety than he is as a linebacker.  According to CBS Sports, he is projected to be a second round pick.  One of the most interesting questions is where Cravens will play, as he does have the ability to help a team at both linebacker and safety.  That could limit his suitors in the draft as only certain teams will have interest in a hybrid player like that, but he should find a fit at some point on day two of the draft.

The question the Colts would need to ask as they contemplate Su'a Cravens is what role he would have in their defense, which could very well be the reason they want to meet with him.  The Colts would likely utilize him more as a safety while still maintaining that hybrid type role.