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Report: Colts Among the Teams Most Interested in San Diego State CB Luqman Barcoo Ahead of the NFL Draft

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According to The Draft Wire’s Justin Melo, the Indianapolis Colts are among the teams that have shown the most interest in San Diego State cornerback Luqman Barcoo ahead of the NFL Draft next week:

The 6’1”, 175 pound senior cornerback recorded 55 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 0.5 sack, 16 pass breakups, and a nation-leading (tied) 9 interceptions in 13 starts this past season.

The former Aztecs standout earned First-Team All-Mountain West and AP Third-Team All-American honors—and was also a Jim Thorpe award semifinalist in 2019 (given annually to the country’s best defensive back) among his other accolades.

He participated in this year’s Shrine Bowl.

Unfortunately, Barcoo wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine, and his official pro day was subsequently cancelled as a result of the ongoing pandemic. However, he still put on a pro day of his own—recording a 4.43 forty time and 41 inch vertical.

However, he may actually run closer to the 4.50 range though when official.

Barcoo is the type of long-armed cornerback that Colts general manager Chris Ballard covets (with 32 inch arms) and has excellent ball skills as evident by his lofty interception total (as a former two-way high school football star at wide receiver). He’s also a willing defender in run support—which is a prerequisite for any incoming Colts cornerback.

Barcoo could be a potential sleeper as a developmental cornerback in the mid-late rounds of the NFL Draft for the Colts. Here’s some highlights of the intriguing under-the-radar cornerback prospect—and possible hidden gem: