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Report: Colts Worked Out Alabama Safety Nick Perry

According to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts have worked out Alabama safety Nick Perry.

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The Indianapolis Colts have two projected starting safeties in veterans Mike Adams and Dwight Lowery, but that doesn't mean that they aren't looking to add more competition at the position and, if nothing else, add a younger player to develop.  As such, they're certainly looking into the safeties in the draft, and according to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the team worked out an Alabama safety.  But no, not the one you're thinking of (Landon Collins): Wilson reports that the Colts and the Patriots have both worked out Alabama safety Nick Perry.

He spent five seasons at Alabama after receiving a medical redshirt in 2013 (due to a shoulder injury), and from 2010-2013 he played in 29 games (starting four) for the Crimson Tide, mainly holding a key backup role behind guys like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - though in 2012 he did play in every game and start four.  In 2014, however, he took on a much bigger role, playing in every game and recording 80 tackles, two interceptions, and four passes defensed.  CBS Sports ranks him as the 12th best free safety and projects him as a seventh round pick or an undrafted free agent.

According to Aaron Wilson, Perry spent time at safety, nickel back, and hybrid linebacker for Alabama, playing a very versatile role that could appeal to some teams.  He's an intriguing late-round prospect, and the AFC's two best teams have both worked him out.  If the Colts don't get a safety earlier in the draft, Nick Perry is absolutely a guy to keep an eye on during day three.