Colts: Cory Redding providing much needed pressure
A third round pick in 2003, defensive lineman Cory Redding stood out for three different teams before landing in Indianapolis in 2012. On a defense that has struggled at times putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks, Redding has proven to be one of the most consistent pass rushers for the Colts in 2014.
Redding only has three sacks on the year, but has a further 10 QB knockdowns (tied for fourth most among 3-4 defensive ends), 21 hurries and a batted pass. Furthermore, there have been only five games this year where he hasn’t put a signal-caller on the ground. Redding’s +7.4 pass rushing grade is the 13th best mark at the position, while his 6.6 Pass Rushing Productivity ranks 18th out of 45 qualifying ends. He was also a bright spot in the blowout loss in Dallas, registering only two official hurries but beating the vaunted Cowboys O-Line four more times (including Tyron Smith, Zach Martin, and Travis Frederick) only for Tony Romo to quickly get rid of the ball.