INDIANAPOLIS – Odds are at least one of the names below will be on the Colts' 53-man roster when the Detroit Lions come to Lucas Oil Stadium to begin the 2016 regular season.
That has been the case for the last 17 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. Having at least one undrafted rookie on the opening day roster for 17 straight years is the longest running streak in the NFL.
Ryan Grigson credits Vice President of Football Operations Jimmy Raye for handling a process that can be quite chaotic, yet also very kind to the Colts.
Here's a look at the Colts' 21 undrafted free agents in 2016:
WR-Danny Anthrop (Purdue): Locals will know the Anthrop name well from the Lafayette area. Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano went up to Purdue for a private workout with Anthrop, who played a lot of slot snaps in college.
DE-Sterling Bailey (Georgia): An interior option out of the SEC, Bailey started 19 games at Georgia. The 6-3, 282-pounder had 108 tackles in his three seasons with Bulldogs.
OG-Isiah Cage (Wisconsin-Eau Claire): The Chicago native is trying to follow Pierre Garcon/Jerrell Freeman's footsteps as a Division III product making the NFL.
CB-Daniel Davie (Nebraska): After battling injuries during his final season with the Cornhuskers, Davie was one of the standouts at Nebraska's Pro Day.
RB-Josh Ferguson (Illinois): Ferguson was invited to this year's Combine, after missing three games due to a shoulder injury during his senior season. Known for his quick burst and sudden change, Ferguson gives the Colts a different component to their backfield. Ferguson finished the 2015 season as the only active FBS player with at least 2,500 rushing and 1,500 career receiving yards.
TE-Darion Griswold (Arkansas State): One of the more highly sought after UDFAs, Griswold was used mostly as a blocker at 6-5 and 264 pounds. Jim Irsay has mentioned the Colts were looking for another tight end during this year's draft.
OT-Davante Harris (Appalachian State): The 6-6, 290-pound Harris allowed just one sack in his final season at Appalachian State. Harris played defensive line in his first two collegiate seasons.
WR-Marcus Leak (Maryland):Leak didn't play his final season at Maryland due to academic ineligibility. Last month, Leak was extremely impressive during the Combine portion of UNC Charlotte's Pro Day.
OLB-Curt Maggitt (Tennessee): This Combine invitee is one of several edge rushers the Colts have amongst their undrafted group of free agents. Maggitt had 11 sacks and 15.0 tackles for loss in 2014, but a hip injury after just two games in 2015 ended his final season in Knoxville.
S-Stefan McClure (California): Knee injuries early in McClure's collegiate career really hampered his playing time. He's the only three-year captain in Cal school history.
WR-MeKale McKay (Cincinnati): The 6-5 McKay originally went to Arkansas, planning to play both basketball and football in college. McKay scored a touchdown once every 5.7 receptions in college.TE-Mike Miller (Taylor): The long-armed Miller played his college football in Upland, Indiana at the NAIA school. Miller, who played quarterback at Taylor as a sophomore, also worked out at Ball State's Pro Day and had a private workout with the Colts.
CB-Chris Milton (Georgia Tech): Known for his elite athleticism, Milton blocked seven kicks in his collegiate career.
OG-Adam Redmond (Harvard): The Ohio native was an All-Ivy first-team selection in 2015. Fellow Harvard tackle Cole Toner (Roncalli High School) was taken in this year's draft.
WR-Chester Rogers (Grambling State): At 6-1, Rogers was Grambling's leading receiver two of the last three seasons. Rogers is known for his ability to make plays in space.
OLB-Anthony Sarao (USC): The undersized Sarao was a captain for the Trojans, playing both linebacker spots during his time at USC. Sarao started for his final two and a half seasons.
DT-Delvon Simmons (USC):After bouncing around a few schools, Simmons was an All-Pac-12 performer as a senior. The 6-5, 295-pound Simmons had 10.5 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles in 2015.
WR-Tevaun Smith (Iowa): Smith was Iowa's second leading receiver on their Rose Bowl team last season. A Toronto native, Smith is trying to become another player with Canadian roots to find his way onto the Colts' roster.
OLB-Ron Thompson (Syracuse): Leaving school a year early, Thompson could be an edge option after 7.0 sacks and four forced fumbles last season.CB-Darius White (California): White joins his collegiate teammate, Stefan McClure, in the Colts' rookie class. White (6-0, 180 pounds) played two years at Cal, making 16 starts.S-Andrew Williamson (Vanderbilt):The 6-1 and 212-pound safety was a two-year starter in the SEC. Williamson had 135 career tackles (85 solo) and 6.0 tackles for loss.
To make room for the 21 UDFAs, the Colts made the following roster moves on Monday: waived tight end Cameron Clear, long snapper Forrest Hill, center/guard Khaled Holmes and tackle Mitchell Van Dyk.