Colts Showed Pre-Draft Interest In FB Dan Moore And CB Sheldon Price

William Mancebo

The Colts held pre-draft visits with UCLA's Sheldon Price and Montana's Dan Moore. Indianapolis would eventually sign both as collegiate free agents immediately following the draft.

Of the (currently) fifteen collegiate rookie free agents signed by the Indianapolis Colts in the twelve-plus hours since the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Draft, we've identified two that Indianapolis showed an interest in pre-draft.

Sheldon Price, a corner who played at UCLA, and Dan Moore, a fullback from the University of Montana, had pre-draft visits with Indianapolis. In the case of Moore, he reportedly worked out for Indianapolis one week before the actual draft.

Moore ran a 4.63 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, an impressive time for a 5'11, 237 lb. fullback who can also bench 225 pounds 31 times. NFL Draft Bible calls him a "John Kuhn clone," referring to the outstanding fullback currently on the Green Bay Packers.

Oh, and if the Kuhn comparisons don't endear you to Moore, this pic he tweeted last night after signing with the Colts probably will:

Sheldon Price is a tall (6'2), lanky corner who ran an impressive 4.45 40 at UCLA's Pro Day. Consistency has always been Price's issue.

SB Nation's UCLA Bruins blogger, Greg Burcham, provided this insight into Price's talent and ability, via a blog called State of The Texans:

He played little to no press until this year due to previous coaching schemes, and frankly wasn’t very effective in zone. A new coaching staff this season utilized more press coverage, and Price made some steady improvement in coverage through the season. His size and athleticism would suggest he could be very good at playing real physical man coverage, but he needs more work.

He was a reasonable tackler on the edge. He contributed quite well in special teams, too.

His biggest weakness was one-on-one coverage, and was a PI machine early on. It wasn’t until halfway through his senior year that we started to see him become a reasonable pass defender. In his defense, he had pretty poor coaching and development prior to this season.

Shledon Price v. Houston (2012)

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