The Indianapolis Colts today spent "significant time" with Arkansas State tight end Darion Griswold at his pro day today, reports Walter Football's Tony Pauline. Pauline also noted that the Green Bay Packers talked with Griswold today as well.
Griswold played in 45 career games at Arkansas State, catching 65 passes for 892 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 13.7 yards per reception. In his senior season in 2015, however, he caught just 13 passes for 187 yards and two scores, as he was not utilized much in the offense. He has good size, as he's 6-5, 250 pounds, and has skills that make him a potential developmental player for the NFL who has potential. His size and potential are what will appeal to teams, and he'll likely be a late-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft by a team that hopes to work with him on achieving that potential.
For the Colts, it makes sense why they'd be looking at a tight end prospect like Griswold. They re-signed Dwayne Allen in free agency but let Coby Fleener walk, leaving the team without one of their top tight ends. Jack Doyle will almost certainly be back, but after Allen and Doyle there's a question mark about the tight end position. Guys like Erik Swoope, Cameron Clear, and Mike McFarland could compete for the third tight end spot, but bringing in someone like Darion Griswold to develop and work with wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea. At the very least, it's an intriguing-enough idea that it warranted the Colts spending significant time talking with the tight end today at his pro day.