Colts Draft Georgia Inside Linebacker Amarlo Herrera In Round Six

Intro: In their final pick of the sixth round on Saturday, the Colts selected Georgia inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera

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INDIANAPOLIS – It was rapid fire in the sixth round for the Colts.

After making a pick from the SEC West with selection No. 205, the Colts moved over to the SEC East with their choice at No. 207.

Georgia inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera was the guy at No. 207, after back-to-back 100-tackle seasons with the Bulldogs.

Getting To Know Amarlo Herrera-Why Herrera?

Fresh out of the bowling alley on Saturday afternoon, Amarlo Herrera was happy to be joining a team with rich history. Not many players in the SEC start for four seasons, but Herrera started 43 of 54 career contests. Herrera capped his four seasons at Georgia with back-to-back 100-tackle years. Herrera was a captain in 2014 and an All-SEC selection.-SEC Flavor

The Colts dove into the SEC for both of their sixth-round picks. Herrera is a "thick" linebacker that is ready to bring an "edge" to the middle of the Colts defense. In past drafts, the Colts have obviously been attracted to the SEC and Herrera is this regime's second selection from Georgia (Justin Anderson, 2012).-Herrera's role in Indianapolis?

Inside linebacker depth quickly became an offseason need for the Colts in 2015. They initially addressed that with Nate Irving coming over from the Broncos to compete for a starting job. Irving is still rehabbing an ACL injury though, so Herrera can provide some immediate support behind Jerrell Freeman and D'Qwell Jackson.

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