There's a saying in NFL scouting that goes something like this: "if you dominate your level of play, we'll find you." Teams look all over for potential talent, and the Indianapolis Colts have certainly been doing that this offseason. They've met with plenty of players you've heard of, and then they also have met with a number of under-the-radar players.
One such player is William & Mary's Luke Rhodes, who recently worked out for the Colts, according to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.
Rhodes certainly fits the bill as a player who dominated his level of competition, as he was a standout player for four years with William & Mary. Starting 45 career games, he recorded 341 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. He was a three-time first-team all-conference selection and a two-time captain, also being the only FCS player named to the Butkus Award watch list in 2015. He participated in the NFLPA Bowl this year, and before the season NFL.com listed Rhodes as one of the top late-round senior candidates for the draft. He is expected to be a late-round pick or undrafted free agent, but he certainly had a productive collegiate career and likely will get a shot with an NFL team.
For the Indianapolis Colts, they will be looking for inside linebacker help after losing Jerrell Freeman in free agency, so adding a guy like Luke Rhodes in a late round or even as an undrafted free agent would be a good move. Rhodes has the ability to help on special teams and could provide depth at linebacker, making him a player to keep in mind on day three of the draft.