Sean Porter to the Indianapolis Colts in the 3rd Round Would be a Steal

By Eric Smith
Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

As of now the Indianapolis Colts have two picks in the first three rounds of April’s NFL Draft. They have one near the end of the first round and one in the third round. The second round pick was traded to the Miami Dolphins for cornerback Vontae Davis last season.

The first pick will likely be spent on an offensive lineman or cornerback. If the Colts were smart, they’d try to make a move up a bit in the third round if it looks like Sean Porter’s value rises.

Porter would be the perfect fit for this team. He’s a very big but atheltic outside linebacker as he’s 6’2, 230-pounds. The Colts need a new outside linebacker with the team cutting ties with Dwight Freeney. Porter could come in and start right away.

For starters he’s very durable as he never missed a game at Texas A&M. He played in all 13 games all four years. He finished his collegiate career with 261 total tackles with 34.5 of them being for a loss.

He was a true ball hawk as he was one of the best at getting into the backfield and stopping the run. Porter was also a very effective pass rusher as he had 14.5 sacks in his career with 9.5 of them coming in his junior season when the Aggies changed to a 3-4 and moved Porter to the rush spot.

Where Porter is also good is he can drop back and defend the pass. He batted 12 balls down and had one interception at A&M and looked very good and fast enough to hang with speedy receivers and tight ends.

Many compared Porter to Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller. I too see that as Porter could be the next big linebacker in the NFL. Can you imagine a linebacker lineup of Porter and Robert Mathis on the outside with Pat Angerer and Kavell Conner on the inside with Jerrell Freeman coming in off the bench?

All of those guys are young enough and could be in Indianapolis for five-plus years.

Porter could make the Colts very good very quickly.

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