The Indianapolis Colts had a private workout with Texas Tech wide receiver Jakeem Grant recently, according to NFL Media's Rand Getlin. The report notes that the New York Jets will also work him out, while Grant will visit with the Dallas Cowboys.
Grant played in 50 games at Texas Tech and caught 255 career passes for 3,289 yards and 27 touchdowns, averaging 12.9 yards per catch. He also returned 90 kickoffs for an average of 24.9 yards per return and scored four touchdowns on returns. In 2015, Grant caught 90 passes for 1,268 yards and ten scores while averaging 14.1 yards per catch, really emerging as a reliable and dangerous receiver. He's an incredibly fast player, too, as though he wasn't invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, he reportedly ran anywhere from a 4.12 40 yard dash to a 4.30 40 yard dash at his pro day. He's a short player (he's only 5-7) but he's a very fast and explosive playmaker both as a receiver and as a returner.
It's not the first time we've heard of the Colts looking into some of the wide receivers in the upcoming draft class, as they have been reported to have interest in Bowling Green's Roger Lewis, Rutgers' Leonte Carroo, Ohio State's Braxton Miller, and the University of Cumberlands' Wendall Williams. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano even said this week that the team will add more depth at the receiver position, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see them take a mid-round flier on a wide receiver. The kick returner position is less important (especially with rules geared toward eliminating the return), but explosive players like Grant can always find roles somewhere. The Colts, like they do with a lot of players, wanted to meet with Jakeem Grant to get to know him more and to see whether he could be a fit for the franchise.