A DB in the Top Half of the Draft?

The Colts seem pretty set at cornerback and safety, and much of the pre-draft speculation has focused on the team adding a defensive lineman, running back, linebacker or wide receiver. But the Colts have also talked to a lot of cornerbacks projected to be taken in the top half of the draft, including Georgia's Asher Allen. Learn more about this dynamic prospect inside.

University of Georgia cornerback Asher Allen told ColtPower.com that he met with the Colts during the NFL Combine.

The Colts, along with the NFL's 31 other teams, were also at the Bulldogs' Pro Day last week, where Allen a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash, shaving .8 off his time at the Combine.

The 5-feet-9 1/2, 194-pound corner wouldn't be the first Bulldog the Colts have plucked in the draft in recent years. Last year, they selected DE Marcus Howard in the fifth round, and took CB Tim Jennings, who started 12 games in 2008, in the second round in 2006 at No. 62 overall.

That could be about where Allen comes off the board in this year's draft. He's currently ranked as the 11th-best cornerback in the draft and the 74th-rated player overall.

When asked what he would bring to the team that drafts him, Allen told ColtPower.com, "A complete cornerback. Somebody that can come up on the run like a safety, somebody that can cover like a corner, a great special teams player and a guy that will compete on every down."

The Colts recently re-signed cornerback Kelvin Hayden, but the team's other starting corner, Marlin Jackson, who missed nine games and may open training camp on the PUP list after undergoing knee surgery. Jennings, along with Keiwan Ratliff, filled in for Jackson — and Hayden, who also missed six games — but Ratliff also became a free agent after the season. An infusion of first-day talent could lead to increased competition for spots and elevate the play of the unit as a whole.

Check back later this week for a more detailed analysis of Allen's game. Scout.com subscribers can click here and here to learn more about some of the other defensive backs the Colts have talked to during the draft season.

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