The Indianapolis Colts are having to adjust their process ahead of the 2020 NFL draft due to the coronavirus outbreak, but they are still finding ways to get in contact with potential prospect targets.
Among the prospects the Colts have reportedly shown interest in is South Dakota’s interior defensive lineman Kameron Cline. The defensive tackle prospect told Justin Melo of Draft Wire that he had a top-30 visit scheduled with the Colts before the coronavirus shutdown all visits. He also said he’s already talked to the Colts in a different way.
“The virus came at the worst time. We had some things set up that we were excited about. It’s all good, there’s more important things in life. I had top-30 visits scheduled with the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts that we had to cancel,” Kline told Melo in a prospect interview for Draft Wire. “I’ve already spoken with the Colts. The Vikings meeting that was scheduled to be a top-30 visit will occur over the phone now as well. I’ve also spoken to the Packers, Jets and Texans.”
A top-30 visit is a big deal, especially for a small-school prospect like Cline. The Colts seemed to be keen on getting in contact with him before the draft.
Kline is 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds. He worked in multiple fronts at South Dakota but said he prefers to work the three-technique in even fronts. Kline is likely a late Day 3 pick or a target to be an undrafted free agent.
The Colts added DeForest Buckner to be their starting three-technique in a trade this offseason so the position isn’t as big of a need as it was. But Kline’s name might be one to watch on Day 3 of the draft or shortly afterward when the Colts are going after free agents.
In 2019, Kline played in 12 games while recording 10 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks.