Colts Director of Pro Personnel Tom Telesco said yesterday at the team's pre-draft news conference that defensive line was one of the strongest areas, in terms of talent, in the 2011 NFL Draft. So, it should come as no surprise that Indianapolis has more than a passing interest in Alabama A&M defensive tackle Frank Kearse.
According to our buddies at National Football Post, the 6'4, 315 pound tackle is 'on the radar' for the Colts.
Fifteen teams attended his Pro Day workout where he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.2 and 5.3 seconds and recorded a 30-inch vertical leap, an 8-7 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times.
The All-SWAC defensive lineman posted a 4.66 in the short shuttle and a 7.8 in the three-cone drill.
Kearse played in the Texas vs. the Nation game, the HBCU Bowl and was named a team captain and second-team All-SWAC. As a senior, he posted 30 tackles, 14 for losses, one sack and two forced fumbles.
As a junior, he registered 33 tackles, 12 for losses, 3 1/2 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick.
Just FYI: Alabama A&M produced Colts all-world defensive end Robert Mathis.
Indianapolis also conducted a private workout for Bowie State wide receiver Derrick McPhearson. McPhearson returned punts and kicks in college. He also played defensive back and even a little QB.