Grades and reactions to Laiatu Latu going at No. 15 to the Colts

Did the Indianapolis Colts get a steal as some are saying as he fell to them in the first round at pick 15? Many say yes, as many offensive players went early in the 2024 NFL draft.
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Here is where certain NFL Draft experts had him rank as well as the grade give to the Colts for selecting him at No. 15.

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Projected him to Atlanta. Walter Football. player. Up. fsdfdsfsf. . A+ Grade. Had him going as high as No. 8. Walter Football. 46

Rookie of the Year candidate. . They say he is the most productive and polished edge rusher in this class. 46. Rob Rang. Up. player. fsfsdfsdfsd. Fox Sports gave them a Grade of an A. Rob Rang

Same level as Verse and Turner. They like his size and speed. Matt Verderame . Matt Verderame . player. 46. Up. dfsfsdfs. . SI gives them a grade of an A-

. They point of the injury concerns. Yahoo Sports Staff. They say he is a productive, versatile edge rusher. Yahoo Sports Staff. Even. player. 46. sfdfsdfsdfds. Said a good landing spot for him

USA Today gave the pick a grade of B-. . . The worse grade that was published. . . fdsfsdfsd. 46. Pete Prisco . Even

Here is some of the reactions to the Colts picking him via social media.

The Indianapolis Colts selected Laiatu Latu in the 2024 NFL Draft for a few key reasons.

Top Talent: According to Colts GM Chris Ballard, they believed Latu was the best defensive player in the entire draft. Latu's college production at UCLA was impressive, with a combined 24 sacks in his final two seasons in Westood.
Pass-Rushing Prowess: The Colts were looking to bolster their defensive line with a player who could disrupt quarterbacks. Latu's athleticism (he ran a 4.62-second 40-yard dash at the combine) and pass-rushing moves made him a perfect fit for the Colt's defensive system.
Versatility: Latu isn't just a pass rusher who can get to the quarterback. He could also contribute against the run, adding further value to the Colt's defense, and can create turnovers.
Character: The Colts like many NFL teams, prioritize good character in their players, and Latu must have impressed them with his work ethic and personality as many people at UCLA already know he is a man of good character.
Overall, the Colts saw Latu as a chance to grab an impact player who could immediately improve their defense on multiple fronts.

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