A look at the Colts draft
3rd RD: Donte Moncrief-6'2-226-WR.....was rated as high as a borderline first rounder and on paper ,he is, outstanding size , with very good speed, decent blocker, will make the tough catches over the middle, has all the physical tools to be elite, needs to fine tune his game......was very productive receiver at Mississippi
5th RD: Jonathan Newsome-6'3-247-DE/OLB....has played DE in a 4-3 and OLB in a 3-4 at Ball St........is a pass rushing type, who will probably be used in nickle situations, at first
6th RD: Andrew Jackson-6'1-259-ILB....3 time all-conference at Western Kentucky, is a perfect physical fit for a run stopping ILB, weighing in at almost 260 lbs, big time hitter.....was 2nd rated ILB in the country the previous season....not sure where he fits in a rotation that already includes Freemen-Jackson-McNary and Sheppard
7th RD: Ulrick John-6'8-290-OL....another versatile linemen, has played Guard and Tackle.... 2 time All-conference at Georgia St.
The Colts signed 20 undrafted free agents, a few that stood out:
CB-Loucheiz Purifoy-6'0-191-Florida....was rated by most as a 2nd-3rd rounder, some even rated him as a possible 1st rounder, very talented player, who's ability and measurables don't always translate to the field and has a history off field issues....big hitter who also excels on special teams
NT-Zach Kerr-6'2-334..protypical NT, team captain, played for Delaware
RB-Zurlon Tipton-6'0-221...powerfull, tough runner, team captain, who played at Central Michigan
TE-Erik Swoope-6'5-220....another where-did-he-come-from project, was a basketball player at Miami, who has drawn raves already with his physical tools and makeup, never played football, is trying to become the next ex-basketball player- turned great TE
C- Jonatthan Harrison-6'4-304...team captain, has also played Guard, played at Florida
T- Josh Walker-6'5-323.....team captain, played at Tennesee St.
K- Cody Parker-6'0-190...very powerfull kicking leg, one of the top Kickers available
With the trading of the #1 pick, for Richardson ( and other trades) the Colts did not have many selections this year, most have given the Colts low marks for their picks, but it always takes a few years to really grade a draft class, I like the picks, based on what I have read, although I didn't view all of therm as need areas...apparantly the Colts are content with the Safeties they currently have, an area many felt would be addressed and wasn't .....2 things that stood out were, many were team captains, something I have noticed in the past, a good trait-to provide leadership and all around quality players and people.....and a theme that seems to be more common, each year...many of these players, have had off field issues, some grow up and some , never do