Outside Linebacker Curt Maggitt
The Indianapolis Colts are in need of pass rushers, and they hope they found a hidden gem with Curt Maggitt.
Maggitt played four years at the University of Tennessee and was very productive when he played. The only problem is suffered some bad injuries in college. The injuries are why he went undrafted.
After playing 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012, Maggitt missed the whole 2013 season because of a torn ACL. He made a full recovery and played every game in 2014. Unfortunately, the injury bug caught up to him again last year as chipped hip bone cause him to miss the Volunteers’ final 10 games of 2015.
When healthy, Maggitt consistently created chaos in the opponent’s backfield. In the 26 games he played in, Maggitt earned 23.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks. That’s solid production to go along with his skills that can translate to the next level.
According to NFL.com, Maggitt was “one of the most passionate players in this draft” and played “with reckless abandon.” Players with motors have a good chance at succeeded because they never give up on plays and can create plays on their own.
Maggitt has not fully healed from his hip injury yet. However, the Colts are in no rush to get him on the field. Both sides are exercising “patience” until Maggitt’s hip fully recovers.
There is no telling if Maggitt will be any good for the Colts in the future. However, after reading about the guy and seeing his brief flashes in college, it will certainly be interesting to see how his health and skills progress this summer.
Take a look at a couple of his (No. 56) highlights at Tennessee:
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