INDIANAPOLIS – Is the Stanford tree going to be erected at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center?
The Colts added their fifth Stanford product to their roster on Saturday afternoon when they chose defensive tackle David Parry with the No. 151 pick.
To select Parry, the Colts moved up from pick No. 165, giving up one of their seventh round selections (No. 244).
Getting To Know David Parry-Why Parry?
From a numbers standpoint, the defensive line group for the Colts could have used some reinforcements in the 2015 Draft. The Colts have made it a priority with two of their first five picks. Parry is a stout defensive tackle at 6-2 and 300 pounds. The former walk-on was known for his ability to neutralize the run game and earned All-Pac 12 honors in his final two seasons at Stanford. Parry says he plays the game with a "mean streak" and says "there's a certain level of violence that needs to be used to play this game."-More Cardinal
The selection of Parry gives the Colts a fifth player from Stanford currently on the roster (Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener, Griff Whalen, Henry Anderson and Parry). Just like Griff Whalen, Parry began his career at Stanford as a preferred walk-on. And, just like Anderson, Parry talked like a guy you would expect from Stanford. The Cardinal defense was known for their front in 2014 and Parry (along with Anderson) was a major part in that interior.-Parry's role in Indianapolis?
In Stanford's base defense, Parry was a nose tackle. However, with so many teams in the Pac-12 playing spread systems, Parry often shifted off the center position. With losing Cory Redding and Ricky Jean Francois this offseason, there are snaps to be had along the Colts defensive line in 2015. With Anderson on the outside, and now Parry on the inside, the Colts have bolstered their depth up front.