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Colts work out Norfolk State linebacker Deon King

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According to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Colts worked out Norfolk State linebacker Deon King.

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The Indianapolis Colts need help at linebacker, and they've been working out a number of different prospects in the NFL Draft.  Another one that they recently worked out, according to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, is Norfolk State linebacker Deon King.

Wilson reports that King also worked out for the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins, while he also will visit the Dallas Cowboys.  During his career at Norfolk State, King recorded 372 tackles, 52.5 tackles for loss, 22 sacks, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, and three picks.  In his senior season in 2015, King was a consensus first-team FCS All-American and won the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in the country for FCS.

King was a very productive player for Norfolk State and could help the Colts at inside linebacker.  The team needs help at the position after Jerrell Freeman left in free agency, while D'Qwell Jackson will turn 33 years old shortly after the 2016 season starts.  The Colts could use some depth at the position and a player to continue to develop, so that makes Deon King someone to keep an eye on as a late-round pick or as an undrafted free agent.