Colts Hosting 2019 Local Pro Day For Area Draft Prospects

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INDIANAPOLIS — As the Indianapolis Colts’ scouting staff continues to tweak and fine tune its big board for the 2019 NFL Draft, there’s one more prime opportunity left on the calendar to get an up-close-and-personal look at prospects.

The Colts on Saturday are playing host to their annual Local Pro Day, where several NFL hopefuls of local colleges and hometowns will get one final chance to leave a lasting impression on the team before the start of the draft on April 25.

So which players are expected to be in attendance on Saturday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center? Here’s the tentative roster, which is, of course, subject to change:

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Position Name College
OL Nick Allegretti Illinois
WR Mykelti Armstrong Marian College
OL Delroy Baker Indiana
OL Kirk Barron Purdue
TE Nathan Becker Miami (Ohio)
CB Antonio Blackmon Purdue
QB David Blough Purdue
K Brian Bravo Purdue
RB Ricky Brookins Indiana
OL Dwayne Brown Bethune-Cookman
QB AJ Bush Illinois
S Jonathan Crawford Indiana
TE Brandon Dillon Marian College
K Spencer Evans Purdue
LS Owen Gilbert Marian College
LS Dan Godsil Indiana
K Morgan Hagee Ball State
WR J-Shun Harris Indiana
TE Cole Herdman Purdue
OL Brandon Knight Indiana
RB D.J. Knox Purdue
OL Skylar Lacy Indianapolis
LB Brandon Lee Missouri
RB Mike Majette Indiana
LS Ben Makowski Purdue
OL Wes Martin Indiana
WR Sam Mays Illinois
K Chase McLaughlin Illinois
OL Lukayus McNeil Louisville
CB Josh Miller Ball State
LB Quentin Moon Western Illinois
LB Del'Shawn Phillips Illinois
WR Jared Ruth Mount Union
CB D.J. Simmons North Park
DE Nile Sykes Indiana
S Jake Thieneman Purdue
WR Luke Timian Indiana
DT Ugo Udeogu Butler
LB Dameon Willis Indiana
WR Terry Wright Purdue
WR Isaac Zico Purdue

(Fourty-one players from 14 schools represented: Indiana [11], Purdue [11], Illinois [5], Marian College [3], Ball State [2], Bethune-Cookman [1], Butler [1], Indianapolis [1], Louisville [1], Miami (Ohio) [1], Missouri [1], Mount Union [1], North Park [1], Western Illinois [1].)

While the top college prospects have likely already worked out enough for the league’s 32 teams — there have been multiple all-star games, the Scouting Combine and then various college pro days since the end of the 2018 college season — this Local Pro Day is a terrific opportunity for some other players who might’ve fallen through the cracks to show what they’re made of.

Two years ago, center Deyshawn Bond (Cincinnati) and wide receiver Krishawn Hogan (Marian) parlayed their participation in the Colts’ Local Pro Day into eventual roster spots on the 2017 team.

Last year, defensive end Anthony Winbush (Ball State) participated in the Colts’ Local Pro Day at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., and he would also eventually be signed by the team.

Both Hogan and Winbush remain on Indy’s roster.

And while a handful of prospects at the Colts’ Local Pro Days do end up getting selected in the NFL Draft, the event also serves as an occasion for the team to continue building its list of potential undrafted targets to pursue following the conclusion of the draft for the team's offseason roster and for rookie minicamp.

“(It’s) a good thing for us and our staff, coaches, to be able to get their eyes on ‘em, work ‘em out, see how they respond to coaching,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said at last year’s Local Pro Day. “And you never know. I mean, anytime you get a look at a guy, the more looks you get, the more comfortable you feel with him.”

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