NFL Vets (Veteran FAs can’t sign officially until Friday)
Nate Davis (QB, Ball St.) Former 5th round pick of the 49ers. Fantastic college production and the tools to succeed in the NFL.
UDFAs (signings just now becoming official so some of the players below may not sign with Indy)
Joe Lefeged (S, Rutgers) Some evaluations are down on his coverage skills, but his athleticism and ability against the run is unquestioned.
Jake Kirkpatrick (C, TCU) An interior lineman in the mold we are more use to seeing from Indy, a smart athletic center that could use some better power.
Chris Colasanti (LB, Penn State) Backup and STs contributor until last year Colasanti stepped into the starting MLB spot at Linebacker U as a senior.
Mike McNeill (TE, Nebraska) A receiving TE in the style of Clark and Tamme at 6’4″ 231lbs. Production wasn’t eye popping, but he made the most of his catches averaging 16.5 yards per reception with 7 receptions of 20+ yards last year. Definitely a guy who can attack the defense up the seams.
Adrian Moten (LB, Maryland) Light-weight (6’2″ 228lbs) coverage LB, two year starter praised for work ethic and adherence to his assignment.
Darren Evans (RB, Virginia Tech) The Indianapolis native rushed for 1,265 yards as a redshirt freshman before tearing his ACL prior to his Sophomore season. This past year he didn’t match that total, but gained nearly 6 yards a carry for a total of 854 yards.
Chad Spann (RB, Northern Illinois) Another Indy native, undersized (5’8″ 200lbs) but powerful, Spann piled up 2,426 yards and 41 TDs on the ground the past two seasons.
Travis Baltz (K/P, Maryland) Worked under Colts ST coordinator Ray Rychleski as a freshman. Baltz punted all 4 years and kicked as well his senior year.
Joe Horn (WR, Ashland University) Productive DII WR with excellent speed, but so-so size at 5’11″ 191lbs.
David Gilreath (KR/PR, Wisconsin) Small, 5’9″ 170lbs and wasn’t extremely productive as a receiver, but was a prolific returner with nearly 3,800 career return yards.
Mike Hartline (QB, Kentucky) Good size and arm, but technique issues will need to be ironed out and strictly a pocket passer.