clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Colts 2016 player preview: Cornerback Christopher Milton

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason.  To pass the time until camp, we're taking a look at every player on the Colts' 90-man roster.  Today, we're looking at cornerback Christopher Milton.

Who is he?

The Colts signed Christopher Milton as an undrafted free agent shortly after this year's draft ended, impressed by his play at Georgia Tech.  He played in 53 games and started 33 of them, racking up 96 tackles, three tackles for loss, a forced fumble, 14 passes defensed, and five interceptions (taking two back for touchdowns).  He also made a significant contribution on special teams, as he blocked seven kicks in his career (and also saw brief action as a kick and punt returner).  As a senior in 2015, he started all 12 games and recorded 28 tackles, an interception, and six passes defensed to go along with two blocked kicks (which led the FBS in 2015).

What is his role?

For the most part, the Colts are set at cornerback.  Vontae Davis and Patrick Robinson are the starters, while Darius Butler and D'Joun Smith are the primary depth guys who will still see significant time.  So while they do absolutely need a player who is capable of handling the corner responsibilities and providing depth, it's likely that special teams will factor into the equation significantly.  It's in that area where Milton stands the best chance of making an immediate impact, as he did very well at Georgia Tech on special teams -€” particularly at blocking kicks.   He has that going for him, and if the Colts heavily weight the special teams factor then we could see Milton's chances of making the roster go up.

What are his chances?

His chances likely depend largely on how much weight the Colts place on special teams -€” and on if he impresses in that area during camp and preseason.