Ridgeway played in 36 games and started 18 of them at Texas, recording 92 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss, nine quarterback pressures, and two fumble recoveries. In 2015, he was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12. He dealt with some injuries, but he's a talented player. He left for the draft after his junior season, and NFL Network's Mike Mayock said on TV after the pick that if Ridgeway had returned to school for his senior year he could have been a first or second round pick next year. In other words, Ridgeway certainly does have talent, the questions are about his healthy and conditioning.
The Colts did indeed add pass rush help with this pick, though not in the traditional way most were expecting. Ridgeway isn't an edge rusher, but he is a guy who can generate pressure up the middle from the defensive line. For the Colts, they desperately need pass rush help wherever they can get it, so hopefully Ridgeway can continue to develop and help the Colts as a pass rusher on their defensive line. The Colts have several talented defensive linemen with Henry Anderson, Kendall Langford, Arthur Jones, David Parry, and even Zach Kerr, but adding someone like Ridgeway to that group isn't a bad move. He adds depth and can be a rotational piece as a pass rusher this year while also giving the Colts a lot of talent to work with.
The Colts will also pick 125th overall in the draft, meaning they will have another pick coming shortly.
Here's a complete look at the Colts' picks in the 2016 NFL Draft:
1st round, 18th overall pick: Ryan Kelly, center, Alabama
2nd round, 57th overall pick (from Packers): T.J. Green, safety, Clemson
3rd round, 82nd overall pick: Le'Raven Clark, offensive tackle, Texas Tech
4th round, 116th overall pick: Hassan Ridgeway, defensive tackle, Texas
4th round, 125th overall pick (from Packers)
5th round, 155th overall pick
7th round, 239th overall pick
7th round, 248th overall pick (from Packers)
The team's sixth round pick was traded to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for linebacker Sio Moore last year, leaving them with six picks in the draft (currently, barring a trade). Additionally, here's an update on the Colts' areas of need (in no particular order):
Offensive line (The Colts could still use offensive line help, but for the purposes of this list we're crossing it off since hte Colts did address the position already in the draft)
Defensive back (safety and/or cornerback)