There has been a lot of talk about Reuben Foster amongst Colts fans recently, and it’s easy to see why.
It seems there is legitimate interest there too, as according to Rotoworld’s Josh Norris Foster will take a pre-draft visit to the Colts. Of course, he’ll have a lot of pre-draft visits, as Norris said that Foster will visit the Chiefs, Jaguars, Bengals, Saints, Lions, Titans, and Ravens in addition to the Colts.
Pre-draft visits are very much worth paying attention to because teams only get 30 of them each year. These visits can often be for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to build a relationship with a guy, answer questions about him (whether on the field or off of it), or other things, so it can at times be difficult to tell the reason(s) for each meeting. With Foster, however, it seems quite clear that the Colts want to know as much as possible about him now that it actually seems reasonable to think Foster could perhaps drop to them at number 15.
Foster was terrific during his collegiate career at Alabama and is regarded as one of the top overall prospects in the NFL Draft this year, but he’s seen his stock drop slightly recently (which probably wasn’t helped by that incident at the Combine, though teams don’t seem to think it was as big of a deal). It will be very interesting to see where he actually goes on draft day, though it actually seems possible now that he could last to 15. If he does, it would be a great pick by the Colts, as Foster is a very good inside linebacker and could be a difference-maker on defense. The Colts could really use help at that position (like with several others on that side of the ball), and Foster would be an immediate starter and upgrade.
Because of all of that, then, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the Colts will host Reuben Foster on a pre-draft visit, but it’s still noteworthy.