Western Kentucky Sends Five to NFL

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Sep 28, 2013; Bowling Green, KY, USA; Navy Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds (19) is tackled by Western Kentucky Hilltoppers linebacker Andrew Jackson (4) during the first half at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The first Hilltopper to hear his name was Andrew Jackson. Old Hickory was taken in the 6th round (pick number 203) by the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson being the first taken of the Hilltoppers is exactly what was expected by most. He is a strong inside linebacker and a guy who can stuff the run. He surprisingly did not participate in the combine but none the less will add a lot of effort and know-how to the Colts’ defense. The Indy D has always been notorious for being poor in the run support and somewhat strong in the pass coverage. The Colts play tough and fast under Head Coach and defensive minded Chuck Pagano. Jackson will be a great sub in certain packages. He will need to be watched and kept under control for the first few seasons in Indy but after a little learning period he will be ready to go. But, before he can make a great impact on the field, he will have to prove he is ready to play in the National Football League with a much greater maturity than what he had on the Hill.

I texted one of my friends today who is a Colts fan and told him Indy got a bad, bad man.