For whatever reason, a ton of quality talent went undrafted. The Colts have major needs that they didn’t address, such as cornerback. I am fairly surprised that all of these players went undrafted. By signing some of these undrafted free agents, they could add competition to camp and maybe even find a starter or two.
Holton Hill, CB, Texas
Hill is a cornerback that many expected to go towards the middle of the draft. He has excellent HWS, great instincts, reads the game well, plays with physicality and could be an effective starter at the next level. Hill’s immaturity may have caused him to slide and scare some teams off. Ballard has never been afraid to take chances on troubled players and Hill could be a great contributor in Indianapolis.
D’Montre Wade, CB, Murray State
Wade is a small school corner with good ball skills, height, length, size, and speed. Wade provides excellent competition for the Colts and could even compete for a starting role.
Cole Reyes, S, North Dakota
Injuries and a lack of elite size or athleticism held Reyes out of the draft. However, he is incredibly physical and has great ball skills. The Colts can always use depth in the secondary.
Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
Desmond Harrison has elite size, strength, and length, giving him potential to be a star in this league. However, he has character issues and is very inconsistent on tape. If Harrison pans out, he could be the final piece in the Colts’ offensive line puzzle.
Poona Ford, DT, Texas
Ford is an undersized nose tackle but he is very productive and has good strength. He works well as a depth option in the Colts’ 4-3 attacking defensive scheme.
Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State
Lazard is a productive, four-year starter with great size and physicality. The 6’5″ receiver makes contested catches and could be very effective for the Colts in the
Deontay Burnett, WR, USC
Burnett is a shifty quick slot receiver who runs routes well. The Colts could bring in even more competition to the wide receiver room.
Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana
Cobbs is a jump ball, go up and get it type receiver. The Colts’ don’t have a receiver like that on the roster; he provides good competition in camp for the Colts.
Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis
The Colts could use some more competition in the quarterback room with Andrew Luck’s health concerns. He has solid arm talent but a small frame and poor pocket presence.
Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa
Wadley is an incredibly shifty back with great wiggle, elusiveness, and explosiveness. The Colts drafted two running backs and could add a third here to provide even more competitions in the Colts’ running back by committee approach.
Ben Pfeifer is the Managing Editor of the Colts for Full Press Coverage, the AFC South Division Editor, and head NBA editor. Want to continue the discussion? Contact Ben Pfeifer on Twitter @Ben_Pfeifer_, @FPC_NBA and @FPC_Colts.