The Colts need a fourth and fifth corner. With the injury to Kevin Thomas, who might step in? These are the players on the roster right now who might make the team as the dime and backup corners. Thomas was unlikely to crack the starting line up, but his loss will still be felt. He was likely to play in special teams situations, and we all know what injuries do to special teams play.
Ray Fisher (R-7th)-A converted corner from Indiana. Polian mentioned his corner skills almost as an add on. He was clearly drafted more as a returner. I imagine the team would be thrilled if he proved to be a viable DB too. If Fisher wins both return jobs and the dime (or even 5th corner) job, he has to be considered a home run pick.
David Caldwell-UDFA Looks like he mainly played safety in college.
Jordan Hembly-UDFA from North Carolina. Had a lot tackles, but doesn’t seem to have been a starter his senior year.
Brandon King-A UDFA out of Purdue was a three year starter for the Boilers. If he ever had to defend against Drew Brees, the Purdue fans’ heads would explode.
Thad Turner-UDFA out of Ohio. Another converted wide out.
Terrail Lambert-FA originally with the 49ers who was on the practice squad last year. He is out of Notre Dame. You’d have to like his chances given the fact that he’s been around for another year.
Donye’ McClesky-UDFA out of Indiana State. Well, he should be right at home during training camp. He tallied a ton of tackles in college.
Melvin Bullitt-Well anything is possible. Personally, I think the Colts will judiciously protect their safeties, but if you wanted to get some heavy hitters on the field against a team featuring a 4 wide set with a tight end, maybe Bullitt could see some work as the dime man.
Basically, we need to find Jacob Lacey part two, because we just lost Jerraud Powers part two.