The NFL combine has officially begun, so keep an eye out for these potential Indianapolis Colts prospects.
From offense to defense, the Colts should take a look at these following players.
1. Javon Kinlaw-Defensive Tackle (South Carolina)
According to some mock drafts, Javon Kinlaw is projected as the No. 13 overall pick.
Guess who has the No. 13 overall pick in this year’s draft?
That’s right: the Colts.
Kinlaw impressed at the 2020 Senior Bowl.
NFL scouts reportedly called him the “consensus No. 1 pick” if the NFL conducted a draft for only Senior Bowl participants.
Kinlaw is 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds.
He posses an excellent combination of strength, power, and athleticism.
He is explosive on the ball and has fantastic first-step quickness.
Some scouts compared Kinlaw to Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones.
Chris Jones showed in this game the impact an elite defensive tackle can have. Something to keep in mind as we approach free agency and the draft for the #Colts.
Javon Kinlaw has nearly identical physical measurements as Chris Jones.
— Locked On Colts Podcast (@LockedOnColts) February 3, 2020
2. CJ Henderson-Cornerback (Florida)
If the Colts strike out on Byron Jones during free agency, Henderson would be a nice consolation prize.
CJ Henderson was second-team All-SEC in 2017 and 2018.
This past season, Henderson took his play to a new level.
He was a first-team All-SEC selection with 33 tackles, 11 passes defended, and one sack.
Henderson has blazing speed, which promotes his ability to defend passes with quick receivers.
Guidry’s 100m time (10.34) is 2nd to only Devin Duvernay who won a Texas State title with 10.27.
— Tyler Leising (@TBL25) February 25, 2020
3. CeeDee Lamb-Wide Receiver (Oklahoma)
CeeDee Lamb has a lot of accolades from his time with the Sooners.
After finishing Second-Team All-Big 12 in 2018, Lamb was a First Team All-Big 12 selection and First-Team All-American in 2019.
His career ended with 173 receptions for 3,292 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Some scouts have compared his abilities to DeAndre Hopkins and Devante Adams.
“I enjoy making people miss and just making the most out of every opportunity I get.”
— Andrew Walker (@AWalkerColts) February 26, 2020
4. Kristian Fulton-Cornerback (LSU)
Kristian Fulton’s career got off to a rocky start.
In 2016, Fulton played just two games.
In 2017, he was suspended for all of 2017 for violating a drug test for performance-enhancing drugs.
As a junior, he appeared in just seven games and finished with 16 tackles and six passes defended.
This past season, Fulton was a second-team All-SEC selection with 38 tackles, 14 passes defended, and an interception.
When it comes down to it, Fulton can do the dirty work and is first-round worthy.
CB Kristian Fulton (LSU, 6’, 200 lbs). This guy straps it down some concerned by his size but I’m not. Would fit 49ers but I don’t see him sliding. Stats: (24 Games) 42 Solo Tackles, 14 Asst Tackles, 56 Combined Tackles, 2 TFL, 2 INT, 20 PD & 1 FF. #KristianFulton #4EDraft2020 pic.twitter.com/132R4a2cK8
— 49er_Edits (@49er_edits) February 10, 2020
5. Justin Jefferson-Wide Receiver (LSU)
Justin Jefferson is projected as a late first to second-round pick and is worth a look if you are the Colts.
Jefferson finished 2018 with 54 receptions for 875 yards and six touchdowns.
In 2019, he took off with 111 receptions for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Jefferson is 6-foot-3, 192 pounds and has been compared to the skills of Michael Gallup, who finished with over 1,000 yards this past year for the Cowboys.
Having Jefferson opposite of T.Y. Hilton could be a dangerous duo.
Don’t believe us?
Look at his stats from the semi-final of the College Football Playoff.
LSU 49, Oklahoma 14
Joe Burrow: 21/27, 403 yards, 7 TD
Justin Jefferson: 9 rec, 186 yards, 4 TD
Jalen Hurts: 5/18 101 yards, INT, rushing TD
If you’re not watching, these probably look like stats from four quarters of football. They’re not. It’s only half #CFBPlayoff
— Rocco DiSangro (@RoccoDiSangro) December 28, 2019