Big Ten Lineman Says Colts Showing Interest

The Colts have pulled in more than their share of Big Ten players over the past few years like Marlin Jackson, Kelvin Hayden, and Dallas Clark. But will they add this lineman? He says they've been showing interest in him. Learn more inside...

A few years ago, the Colts selected Cato June out of the University of Michigan in the fifth round, and in short order he developed into a Pro Bowl linebacker.

Now June is packing his bags and heading for Tampa Bay to play for Jon Gruden and the Buccaneers, but will another Wolverine be heading to Indy at the end of April? Defensive lineman Rondell Biggs believes it could happen.

Allen Trieu from our Michigan site as says that Biggs is drawing the most interest from the Colts, Bears, Ravens, Raiders and Lions. And according to Biggs, the feedback he's getting is in an area of importance to Indianapolis.

"They like the way I get off blocks and control the blockers, especially against the run," Biggs said.

The 6-foot-2, 269-pound defensive end wasn't noticed much until his senior year, when he posted 6 sacks. Even though he only made 16 tackles, he made 8 tackles for a loss.

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Biggs is considered a bit undersized by pro standards, but haven't you heard that before? Primarily considered to be a pass-rush specialist at the pro level, he could certainly get a look from the Colts, especially if he goes undrafted.

Biggs would have had more career production at Michigan had it not been for a serious knee injury he suffered in week five against Michigan State. It sidelined him for five games and hindered him in two others at the end of the season.

Another important change that had an impact on his senior year performance was the addition of a new defensive coordinator who installed a scheme that fit Biggs' skills better.

"I think last year I wasn't playing as freely," he said. "We kept changing a lot of things last year. We were kinda thinking too much and not playing to our ability."

Translation: Biggs thrives in a simpler system where he can use his instincts and fly to the ball. Sound familiar?

Solid against the run, quick enough to make plays in the backfield. Rondell Biggs most certainly could land in the Colts' training camp, especially if he's not grabbed by another NFL team late in the draft.

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