The NFL Draft takes place THIS WEEK!
After months and months of speculation, workouts, visits, mock drafts, and the like, we’re finally just a few days away from actually seeing who teams select.
One of the most popular picks for the Colts in recent mock drafts has been Temple linebacker Haason Reddick, and that’s who SB Nation’s Dan Kadar seems to have settled on for Indianapolis. In his most recent mock draft, Kadar once again has the Colts taking Reddick with the 15th overall pick.
The versatile Reddick is the type of player who can help transform the Colts’ middling defense. Coaches will love his gritty play style and teammates will rally around him.
Reddick would be a very good addition to the Colts defense. The biggest thing the Colts need in the draft is defensive playmakers and difference-makers, regardless of what position they play - and that’s Reddick. In the Colts’ scheme he would likely play inside, but he has the ability to get after the quarterback that would make him a very versatile player for Indy.
As the draft process has gone on it seems that Reddick has become the most common linebacker to appear first in mock drafts, and with Reuben Foster’s issues in the pre-draft process it wouldn’t at all be a surprise to see Reddick ahead of Foster. That’s what Kadar has in his mock draft too, as he has Foster going 17th to the Redskins.
The Colts need help at inside linebacker, though they have made a couple of moves in free agency at the position. They have signed Sean Spence and Jon Bostic, pairing them with Edwin Jackson and Antonio Morrison to create some interesting competition. None of those players or moves prevents the Colts from further addressing the position in the upcoming draft, and adding Reddick to the group would without a doubt be a tremendous boost.
If, come Thursday, the Colts add a legitimate defensive difference-maker like Haason Reddick in the first round, there won’t be a lot to complain about.