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2017 Undrafted Free Agents To Watch For The Colts?

Intro: The Colts are definitely expected to have at least one 2017 undrafted free agent make their 53-man roster. Will any other undrafted free agents join long snapper Thomas Hennessy for the 2017 regular season?


INDIANAPOLIS – We know the streak will all but assuredly extend to a 19th straight season.

With 2017 undrafted free agent Thomas Hennessy the new long snapper in Indianapolis, the Colts will have at least one rookie UDFA on their roster for another year.

It's one of the staples for the Colts, spanning several regimes, with the organization always finding under the radar prospects to contribute.

Will Hennessy have any other fellow undrafted rookies join him on the roster come September?

Here are three names to watch in the 2017 undrafted class.

  • CB-Dante Blackmon (Kennesaw State): The Colts did not initially sign Blackmon after the draft. They brought Blackmon in as a rookie minicamp tryout invitee. Blackmon impressed, playing some slot cornerback, and is a name Chuck Pagano has mentioned this offseason. The Colts could use a young nickel corner for sure. Blackmon is the first player ever from Kennesaw State to make it to the NFL.
  • RB-Dalton Crossan (New Hampshire): Chris Ballard said after the offseason program that Crossan "does everything right every day." At New Hampshire, Crossan had 5,189 all-purpose yards and 36 touchdowns, while also doing some kick returning. If the Colts keep a fourth running back on their 53-man roster, could Crossan beat out Josh Ferguson with Frank Gore, Robert Turbin and Marlon Mack the expected top three ball carriers?
  • TE-Darrell Daniels (Washington): Daniels is another name that Ballard pointed out after the offseason program concluded last week. How the Colts handle the tight end spot(s) behind Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope remain a question. When the Colts did not draft a tight end in 2017, Indianapolis should have been attractive to undrafted prospects at that position. Following the draft, Daniels was a name some scouts were surprised to see go undrafted.

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