NFL Draft rumors: Colts to host versatile defensive tackle from UCLA

Eli Ankou has three workouts planned over the next couple weeks, including a private meeting with the Colts.

Eli Ankou has three workouts planned over the next coupleweeks as NFL teams continue to evaluate the talented defensive tacklefrom UCLA.

Ankou will attend the local day for college talent withboth the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams. In addition, a source tellsSporting News that Ankou has an April 23 visit and workout scheduled with the Indianapolis Colts.

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A two-year starter at UCLA, Ankou is a thick defensive tackle who is big enough to play in a3-4 but has goodlateral quickness for a4-3.

Last year, he registered 38 tackles as a senior at UCLA.He had 47 tackles as a junior.

At 331 pounds, Ankou ran a 5.21 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. He alsoputup 31 reps on thebench press. Thosenumbers would have been among the best for interior defensive linemen at the NFL Combine.

Whoever drafts the UCLA productalso will getan intelligentplayer: Ankouthree times was named to the Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.

Kristian R. Dyer is an NFL contributor for Sporting News. He can be followed on Twitter @KRistianRDyer.

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