The Colts need a lot of help on the defensive side of the football, and so far this offseason most of that discussion has focused on the need for pass rushers or linebackers.
But there are other needs on the defense too, and in his latest mock draft SB Nation’s Dan Kadar has the Colts adding a cornerback in Florida’s Teez Tabor.
The Colts often get a pass rusher or offensive lineman in mock drafts, but a cornerback should also be considered. Indianapolis finished near the bottom of the league in pass defense last season, and someone like Tabor could help make the defense better.
Patrick Robinson proved to be underwhelming last year after he was signed as a free agent, and that means the Colts could indeed have some interest in a starting cornerback to pair alongside Vontae Davis - particularly since Davis is entering the final year of his contract. The cornerback position is certainly a need for the Colts, and the question will be weighing whether the player - in this case, of Tabor - is the best player left on the board and whether he’s worth taking over, say, a pass rusher.
In his career at Florida, Tabor played in 37 games and recorded 104 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, 33 passes defensed, nine interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. He recorded four interceptions in each of his final two seasons, with three of those eight picks going for scores. He’s also sixth in Florida history with 33 career pass breakups. He was also suspended a couple of times during his collegiate career, including once for a fight with a teammate in practice.
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