15. Indianapolis Colts: Temple LB Haason Reddick
Who would have thought a few years ago, it would be Temple of all schools to have one of the best prospects heading into the draft in Haason Reddick? Thanks to a successful career with the Owls, Reddick is ready to make the transition to the NFL, and based off the statistics over the last four years, he seems ready to make an immediate impact.
Sadly, it’s rare these days to see most players stick it out for their entire college career, but Reddick’s numbers improving each year (22.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks as a senior) is the perfect example of why he’s considered one of the top linebackers from his class. Assuming he continues his trend of improving with experience, Reddick is going to make his new NFL team quite happy during his rookie campaign, and if he’s still available at No. 15, it almost seems like a no brainer for the Indianapolis Colts.
Defense has been a main concern for the Colts over the years, as the team looks to put an end to their two-year drought of missing out on the playoffs. Plus, when looking at the possibility of an exciting race playing out for the AFC South title, Indianapolis is going to need all of the help they can get on defense, and the addition of someone like Reddick would at least give the linebacker an opportunity to shine early on in his career.