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2013 NFL Draft: Colts Show Interest In LA Tech WR Quinton Patton

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The LA Tech wide receiver might be a third round option for a Colts team looking for Reggie Wayne's successor.

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The Indianapolis Colts may or may not sign free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, and no one really knows who Jim Irsay's "wopper" free agent wide receiver is, or whether or not the Colts are still interested in a deal for his services. Even if these deals do materialize, do not be surprised if general manager Ryan Grigson drafts a wide receiver in either the first or third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

We've talked a great deal about Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, a player many expect to be available in the late first round. But, what if the Colts do a different direction in Round One? Are there any quality receivers that could drop to the late third round? The answer is yes, and LA Tech receiver Quinton Patton might be one.

According to Matt Vines of the Shreveport Times, the Colts held a workout for Patton, WR Myles White, and quarterback Colby Cameron back on March 22nd.

Patton really stood out at the Senior Bowl, and if you watch his tape, you kind of wonder why this guy is projected in the third round. He had 104 catches for 1,392 yards and 13 touchdowns last season for the Bulldogs. At the 2013 Scouting Combine, he ran a 4.53 40.

Oh, and his NFL.com draft profile compares him to Reggie Wayne. So, there's that.

Myles White is a 6'1, 185 pound wide receiver who was not invited to the Combine. Matt Vines noted that, at LA Tech's Pro Day, White "dropped several passes during individual drills, but he said Tuesday was a positive overall." His unofficial 40 time was 4.44.

It's interesting that the Colts also worked out the quarterback Cameron as well. He ran an impressive 4.78 40 at the Combine. He's known for being a good decision-maker and having some zip on the ball for short and intermediate routes. Watching tape on him backs this up. He also has good touch on the ball, and is able to drop it into good spots on fade routes. However, he lacks a big arm. Still, he might be well-suited for a West Coast-style scheme. If the Colts draft him, Chandler Harnish's days in Indianapolis are numbered.