Even though the Colts invested a one-year deal in former-Giants wideout Hakeem Nicks, that doesn't mean the team can just sit back and assume the wide receiver position is settled for 2014. Per a source communicating with Aaron Wilson of National Football Post, the Colts will host Troy wideout Eric Thomas for a pre-draft visit.
Thomas is the Sun Belt conference's all-time leader in touchdown receptions with 28.
At 6'1, 209 lbs, Thomas is a big target with good speed. He clocked a 4.53 40 at his Pro Day. For a guy his size, that's pretty impressive. Where he seems to need improvement is his strength.
Thomas showed excellent consistency as a player at Troy, catching at least 55 passes in each of his three years playing.
Yes, the Colts have strong depth at wideout, with the before-mentioned Nicks joining the likes of T.Y. Hilton and a stable of other young players like Da'Rick Rogers, LaVon Brazill, and Griff Whalen. There is also the anticipated return of Reggie Wayne, who was lost for half of the 2013 season with an ACL injury. Still, despite the good depth, a team can never have enough quality skill position players.
Thus, the team is talking to Thomas, sizing him up as a potential target on their draft board.