INDIANAPOLIS — After a four-pick run of offensive players, the Indianapolis Colts got back to the defense with their first pick in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The team selected Houston linebacker Matthew Adams with the 221st-overall pick.
Adams — who stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 237 pounds — played in 11 games with nine starts last season for the Cougars, finishing second on the team with 88 total tackles (6.5 for a loss), while also adding 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed.
In 48 career games with Houston, Adams had 259 total tackles (21 for a loss), 7.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed.
Adams had a nice showing at Houston's Pro Day, running a 4.63-second 40-yard dash and putting up 30 reps on the bench press.
He joins a Colts linebacking corps that will be full of competition this offseason, as starting jobs are there for the taking at all three spots in the team's new 4-3 base scheme. Adams is the second linebacker selected by the team in the 2018 NFL Draft, and joins South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard.
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