Kamalei Correa | Boise State
Originally, Correa rated as a solid third round pick. However, his recent performance at the scouting combine and his pro day have scout singing a different tune. Correa’s stock has risen into the second round and some scouts are starting to believe he could jump up into the first round.
In three seasons at Boise State, he accumulated 107 tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, 20 sacks and four forced fumbles. These numbers are pretty good considering Correa was going up against inferior talent most of the time.
The one reason why the Indianapolis Colts may be hesitant to draft Correa is he exclusively played defensive end in a 4-3 defensive scheme. Prospects changing positions always involves risk. Even though scouts project Correa as a very good outside linebacker, it does not change the fact that he is a gamble for the Colts.
Despite this concern, Correa might still be worth taking in the second round because he has the characteristics needed to make the position change. He is an aggressive pass rusher, which is a trait all top pass rushers need. He also possesses overwhelming explosiveness to beat offensive linemen as an edge rusher.
Ultimately, the Indianapolis Colts are probably only looking at Correa as a selection with their second round pick. If the Colts do not take an outside linebacker in the first round, it seems very likely they will try to get a player like Correa in the second round.
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