The NFL Draft is a month away, and teams are continuing to study potential prospects that they may take. That's no different for the Indianapolis Colts, and they've been in attendance at a number of pro days in recent weeks. General manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano have personally been at several as well, and Grigson was in attendance at another one today.
According to WSBT-TV's Pete Byrne, Grigson was on hand at Notre Dame's pro day today.
Byrne notes that Grigson was seen chatting with linebacker Jaylon Smith at the pro day. A top-five talent, Smith could see his stock free-fall depending on how medical re-checks go. That could very well mean the Colts will have at least one shot at taking Smith and perhaps more, which could mean that the Colts have some interest in looking into Smith and talking with him.
Grigson was likely on hand for more than just Smith, however. There are plenty of other interesting Notre Dame players who the Colts could be interested in taking, perhaps first and foremost center Nick Martin. The Colts have a big need at the center position and have said publicly that it's the area along the offensive line that they want to address, and Martin is considered to be one of the top centers in this year's draft. As a second round pick, he wouldn't be a bad addition whatsoever for the Colts, and Grigson may have wanted a closer look at Martin too.
Tackle Ronnie Stanley likely will be gone by the time the Colts pick, but others - like wide receiver Will Fuller, running back C.J. Prosise, defensive lineman Sheldon Day, and cornerback KeiVarae Russell - could be interesting prospects for the Colts to watch as well. It's not too long of a trip from Indianapolis to South Bend for Grigson, and he wanted to be on hand personally to watch Notre Dame's pro day. My guess is that Nick Martin is the most likely Irish prospect that Grigson was looking at, but there likely were several.