Saturday means more on-field drills, with the running back group hitting the Lucas Oil Stadium turf. Colts running backs coach Jemal Singleton will be leading the ball carriers through their positional drills on Saturday.
With Chris Ballard and Chuck Pagano up in the team suite, the Colts will be evaluating the skill players on the field to start the weekend.
Here are updates from Day Four at the 2017 NFL Combine:
Lost in the shuffle of 2017 draft depth is this tight end group. In past years, the tight ends have been a bit neglected. That shouldn't be the case in 2017. Many draft punts believe the tight end depth is very strong. If Jack Doyle heads elsewhere in free agency, the Colts could be in line for a later round tight end.
As Darius Butler said after John Ross, wide receiver from Washington, ran an offiical 40-yard dash of 4.22, 'Show deep help on J. Ross every pre-snap.'. Alert to all defensive backs in the NFL. Some teams had Ross timed at sub 4.2. The 40-time of 4.22 is the fastest ever at the Combine. Ross is considered one of the better receivers in this year's draft class.
When the receiver list was announced for the 2017 Combine, Marian University likely didn't garner much interest. But Hogan, a product of Warren Central High School, is making an impression in his own backyard. Playing collegiately just a few miles north of Lucas Oil Stadium, Hogan has nice size and is holding his own after receiving an invite to the Combine.
Barnett is one of the most popular names appearing in Mock Drafts to the Colts. It sounds like Barnett is going to try and work out on Sunday, which would allow for him to participate in the on-field portion of outside linebacker drills. Of all the positions, the on-field work for outside linebackers at the Combine is very transferrable with guys often drilling in a stand-up position for the first time in an extended setting.
Late on Friday night, this nugget broke regarding unquestionably the top inside linebacker in this class. We will see if the fallout from Foster reportedly being sent home will impact his draft stock at all. Some people believe Foster is worthy of a top-five consideration. Remember, the Combine is known for being a mental grind on prospects over the four-day cycle of constant testing.
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