The 2017 NFL Draft is complete and the Indianapolis Colts have already landed a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends, and sometimes even sooner, although all of the moves typically won't officially be announced for a few days.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The prospects all went undrafted for a reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. And sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
We have every player the Colts have signed below. We've also included a brief write-up about the more notable additions.
Deyshawn Bond, OL, Cincinnati
Dalton Crossan, RB, New Hampshire
Darrell Daniels, TE, Washington
Justin Gibbons, CB, Aurora
Trey Griffey, WR, Arizona
Thomas Hennessy, LS, Duke
Martez Hester, S, Ball State
Bug Howard, WR, North Carolina
Colin Jeter, TE, LSU
Chris Lyles, DB, Mississippi College
Chris Muller, OL, Rutgers
Reggie Porter, CB, Utah
Brandon Radcliff, RB, Louisville
Rigoberto Sanchez, K, Hawaii
Garrett Sickels, DE, Penn State
Jhaustin Thomas, DE, Iowa State
Phillip Walker, QB, Temple
The biggest name on the list, because of his father, is Trey Griffey. He's the son of legendary MLB outfield Ken Griffey Jr. and Trey is actually a nickname because he's really Ken Griffey III. He has good size and enough speed, so if he can develop, he might end up as a deep threat. Unlike his father, a Hall of Fame career probably isn't in the cards.
Crossan has drawn comparisons to Chris Hogan, since both played lacrosse before moving to football. He has good hands, but is very much a running back and wide receiver 'tweener.
Darrell Daniels is a pretty solid athlete and might be able to latch onto to the practice squad and develop into a backup.
Phillip Walker was fun to watch at Temple, but he's very raw as a thrower. But, worst case he serves as another camp arm. He could be a practice squad candidate.
Garrett Sickels was one of my top undrafted free agents. He went pro early, as he could have returned for his redshirt senior year. He could develop into a backup pass rushing specialist for the Colts.Back to the Indianapolis Colts Newsfeed