Colts Select Versatile Defender Jaylon Carlies with 151st Pick in NFL Draft

The Indianapolis Colts selected linebacker/safety Jaylon Carlies in the fifth round of the 2024 NFL Draft with the 151st overall pick.
Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Missouri defensive back Jaylon Carlies (DB49) works out during
Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Missouri defensive back Jaylon Carlies (DB49) works out during / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Indianapolis Colts are looking for unique talent on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft, and they appear to have found some in versatile Missouri defender Jaylon Carlies.

Until it's said otherwise, it's currently up in the air whether Carlies will be counted on to play safety or linebacker, but his size and athleticism allow him to do either. He stands 6'3", 227, and he also ran the 40 in 4.5 seconds and had a 10'5" broad jump.

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In 43 games at Missouri, Carlies had 220 tackles (11.5 for loss), 3.0 sacks, 3 fumbles forced, 1 fumble recovered, 9 interceptions, and 9 pass breakups.

So far in the draft, the Colts have selected:

  • 1:15—UCLA defensive end Laiatu Latu
  • 2:52—Texas wide receiver Adonai Mitchell
  • 3:82—Pittsburgh offensive tackle Matt Goncalves
  • 4:117—Wisconsin offensive lineman Tanor Bortolini
  • 5:142—Oregon State wide receiver Anthony Gould
  • 5:151—Missouri linebacker Jaylon Carlies

The Colts now have the remaining picks:

  • 5:164
  • 6:201
  • 7:234

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Jake Arthur


Jake Arthur has covered the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for a decade. He is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) and FantasyPros' expert panel. He has also contributed to multiple NFL Draft guides.