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Colts to visit with Alabama running back Kenyan Drake

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According to ESPN, the Indianapolis Colts will visit with Alabama running back Kenyan Drake.

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The last Alabama running back that the Indianapolis Colts added to their roster didn't work out too well, but that's not keeping them from looking into other prospects.  According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, the Colts will visit with Alabama running back Kenyan Drake.

McClure reports that Drake will also visit with the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and Miami Dolphins.  NFL Media's Ian Rapoport added that Drake also will visit with the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers.

During his four years at Alabama, Drake played in 42 games and rushed for 1,495 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 6.4 yards per carry.  He also added 46 receptions for 570 yards and four scores, averaging 12.4 yards per catch.  In 2015, he rushed for 408 yards on 77 carries (5.3 yards per rush) and a touchdown, while he also caught 29 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown.  He added 19 kick returns for an average of 26.6 yards per return, returning a kick for a touchdown.  He did deal with injuries, as he broke his arm in the fifth game of the 2014 season and dealt with an arm injury in 2015.  With that said, however, he's a very intriguing mid-round running back option because of his ability to help in a number of areas (as a runner, receiver, and returner) and could find a role as a situational back to complement a team's backfield.

For the Colts, they likely will be looking for a running back to add at some point in the draft, which will likely be with a mid-round pick.  With Frank Gore as the team's starter, the Colts will be looking to add a guy who can be a backup and who can play a larger role in years to come.  There's a chance that could be Drake, as long as an offensive coordinator can plan to use him correctly according to his various skills.