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Colts to meet with Maryland defensive back Sean Davis

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The Indianapolis Colts either have already or will soon meet with Maryland defensive back Sean Davis, reports The National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.

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One interesting draft prospect that the Indianapolis Colts either already met with or will soon meet with is Maryland defensive back Sean Davis. According to The National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Colts are one of a number of teams to have met with or lined up a meeting with the DB.

Wilson reports that on Friday Davis worked out for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and then afterward broke down film with him.  The defensive back, who can play both cornerback and safety, has a long list of teams interested in him, as Wilson reports that 18 teams either already have or will meet with him: the Patriots, the Houston Texans, the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, and, of course, the Indianapolis Colts.

It was not specified which kind of meeting Sean Davis has with the Colts, as it could be simply a visit, a private workout, a private meeting, or a dinner.  It's unclear which type of meeting Smith has with the Colts, but it does make sense for Indy to be interested.  Davis played in 50 career games at Maryland and started 40 of them, gaining experience starting at both safety and at cornerback.  He became the first Maryland player since D'Qwell Jackson to record over 200 career solo tackles, and in 2015 he had a standout season as he recorded 88 total tackles, five forced fumbles (second in the country), and three interceptions.  Wilson notes that Davis is a rising prospect for teams and is now projected as a second round pick, though other outlets list him as a projected mid-round selection.

It is expected that Sean Davis will fill more of a safety role in the NFL, and teams are certainly paying attention to him as a prospect because of his versatility and talent.  We've seen the Colts show interest in several defensive backs already this year, and adding a guy like Davis would give them a versatile depth player who could develop behind veteran Mike Adams at safety.  That would likely be the idea behind taking him if the Colts were to wind up drafting him, but it also sounds like they're far from the only team interested in the defensive back.