We are less than a week away from the NFL Draft, meaning that most of the pre-draft visits and workouts have concluded. That doesn't mean that we won't continue to hear of some workouts that have already happened at some point during the draft process, however, and that was certainly the case today.
According to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Colts have worked out Cal wide receiver Kenny Lawler. Wilson reports that Lawler has also worked out for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Playing with quarterback Jared Goff and making a terrific touchdown tandem, Lawler played in 35 games at Cal (starting 19) and caught 143 passes for 1,706 yards and 27 touchdowns, averaging 11.9 yards per catch. As a junior in 2015, he caught 52 passes for 658 yards and 12 scores (12.7 yards per catch) and was named first-team All-Pac 12. After the season, he declared for the NFL Draft. He recorded a catch in 34 of 35 career games played - with the only exception being a game in which he played just one snap due to injury. According to CBS Sports, Lawler is projected as a third or fourth round draft pick.
It wouldn't be a surprise to see the Colts add a wide receiver with a mid-to-late round pick, as they have looked at several throughout the process. The team has T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Phillip Dorsett as the top three on the depth chart, but after that there are question marks about the depth and the Colts could stand to add more help there. That will almost certainly come in the form of undrafted free agents, but the only question is whether they will spend a draft pick on a receiver as well.