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Report: Missouri Safety Joshuah Bledsoe Singled Out Having a ‘Great Meeting’ with Colts at Senior Bowl

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According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, Missouri safety Joshuah Bledsoe singled out having a ‘great meeting’ at the Senior Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts—among a few other NFL teams:

The 5’11”, 200 pound senior safety recorded 41 tackles (24 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, an interception, 6 passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery during 10 starts this past season.

Here’s some recent ‘buzz ‘on Bledsoe:

Bledsoe seems like a versatile safety, who could play in nickel sub-packages and help cover the slot/inside—while also becoming a core player on special teams. He has limited experience playing as a single-high safety, and that’s an area of his game that is growing.

Against the opposing ground game, he’s a physical, sure tackling safety, who’s a willing run defender in support and comfortable playing in the box.

Stampede Blue’s Zach Hicks interviewed Bledsoe a few weeks ago, which is a very informative read.

The Colts like ‘jackknife’ safeties, who are able to do a lot of things well. Given that Bledsoe is a hybrid safety—capable of fulfilling a number of secondary (and special teams) roles, he’s a defensive back prospect to watch for Indianapolis on Day 3 of the NFL Draft—as the team’s potential third safety going forward.