Colts sign 2024 NFL Draft picks: Laiatu Latu, Jaylon Karlis, Jaylin Simpson, Micah Abraham, Jonah Raul

The Colts made some changes to their roster Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts today announced the selection of defensive end Laiatu Latu, linebacker Jaylon Karlis, defensive back Jaylin Simpson, defensive back Micah Abraham and defensive end John in the 2024 NFL Draft. -Signed 5 players including Raul. Latu, 6-5, 259 pounds, was selected by Indianapolis in the first round (15th overall) of the 2024 NFL Draft. He has played in 37 career games (12 starts) at UCLA (2022-23) and Washington (2019-21) and has totaled 101 tackles (62 solo), 35.5 tackles for loss, 24.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovered. , six passes defended and two interceptions. In 2023, Latu started all 12 games and recorded 49 tackles (28 solo), 21.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, four passes defensed, and two interceptions. He ranked first nationally in tackles per game (1.8) and fourth nationally in sacks per game (1.08). Ratu won a number of awards in 2023, winning the Rombardy, Ted Hendricks, and the winners of the Polynesian Award. He was a finalist with Bedonalik and trophylot impact. His name is also pronounced lie-AB-LAW.

Karlis (6-3, 227 pounds) was selected by Indianapolis in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2024 NFL Draft. He appeared in 48 career games (40 starts) in Missouri (2020-23), a total of 221 tackles (159 solos), 11.5 tackle losses, 3.0 sack, 17, 17, 9 intercepts, 3 I got one forced fam, one fumble recovery. In 2023, Curly started all 12 games played, 64 tackles (38 solos), 4.5 tackles, 2.0 sack, 6, 6, two intercepts, one forced fumble, one fan. Bull Recovery is summarized. Her last name is pronounced CARR-Liz.

Simpson (6-0, 179 pounds) was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (164th overall) of the 2024 NFL Draft. He played in 47 career games (23 as a starter) at Auburn (2019-23) and totaled 116 tackles (89 solo), 4.0 tackles for loss, 21 passes defended and seven interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown). In 2023, Simpson appeared in 12 games (11 starts) and finished with 39 tackles (29 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, seven passes defended, four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and a fumble recovery. He earned second team All-SEC honors.

Abraham (5-10, 185 pounds) was selected by Indianapolis in the sixth round (201st overall) of the 2024 NFL Draft. He appeared in 62 career games (46 starts) with Marshall (2019-23), totaling 150 tackles (97 solo), 2.5 lost tackles, a half-sack, 55 passes defended, and 12 interceptions (1 for a touchdown). (times returns), forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, and blocked field goals. In 2023, Abraham started all 13 games he played in, recording 36 tackles (22 solo), 19 passes defensed, four interceptions, and one blocked field goal. He led the conference in interceptions and defensive tackles. Abraham is a two-time first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection (2022-23). He earned second-team All-Conference USA honors in 2021.

Raul, 6-5, 292 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (234th overall) of the 2024 NFL Draft. Appeared in 66 career games (24 starts) with Oklahoma (2022-23) and Hawaii (2018-21), totaling 102 tackles (52 solo), 27.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, and 3 passes defensed. , one interception, one forced. Fumble and his one fumble his recovery. In 2023, Raul appeared in all 13 games (three starts), recording 11 tackles (four solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, and 1.0 sacks. Raul received Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2021. His last name is pronounced la-oh-roo.

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