Undrafted free agents are a long shot to make the team, the second they get picked up by a team. But, the Indianapolis Colts have plenty of holes to fill and have added some talented players into the fold.
Here are the players most likely to make the final 53-man roster:
Zach Kerr, DT, Delaware:
Kerr is a big man at 6-foot-1, 326-pounds, and that makes him well suited for the nose tackle position. He went to a small school, which really hurt his chances at being drafted, but he is quite talented. He had projections of being taken in the 6th round, while also being said to have 2nd to 3rd round talent. We will see how far he can go at a weak position for the Colts.
Dewey McDonald, S, California (PA):
McDonald is one of the best non Division I prospects coming into the NFL this year. McDonald has some nice size at 6-foot-0, 220-pounds. He dominated the lesser level of talent he faced and could show some of that talent on an NFL field. He is also an intelligent guy, earning four degrees, in his four years of college. Hopefully he can translate that hard work into his football career.
Qua Cox, CB, Jackson State:
Cox is an undersized corner that has shown nice capabilities as a man cover corner, especially since the college season ended. He had a nice showcase at the senior bowl, and had a pick six during rookie minicamp. The Colts are in desperate need of depth at corner, especially with Greg Toler’s injury history, and Cox just may be the answer to that problem.
These are the players that have stuck out to me as I have read up on the players the Colts have brought in post-draft. They have a long hill to climb, but they are talented and hardworking enough to make the final game day roster.
I really hope that Grigson has found a few diamonds in the rough through UDFA, as it is a very good way to find solid players at a cheap price. We’ll just have to wait and see how it all pans out. Go Colts!