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 Daniel Davie.
Who is he?
The Colts signed Daniel Davie as an undrafted free agent this offseason, adding him to the mix at cornerback. During his collegiate career at Nebraska, Davie played in 42 games (starting 18) and recorded 67 tackles, six tackles for los, eleven passes defensed, and two interceptions. After a standout junior season in 2014, Davie's senior season last year was a big disappointment as he played in just six games due to hamstring and hand injuries. That down year led to him going undrafted in April's draft, but he was still on the Colts' radar and they signed him shortly after the draft concluded.
What is his role?
The cornerback position doesn't have the number of open spots as some of the other positions on the Colts roster, but there's still an opportunity for someone like Davie to stick around. Vontae Davis, Patrick Robinson, Darius Butler, and D'Joun Smith appear to be the top four, and that leaves the fifth cornerback spot up for grabs. A guy like Jalil Brown, who started a couple of games last year, could be a leading candidate for the spot, as could Tevin Mitchel, who the Colts kept on the active roster last year in training camp despite a season-ending injury. Daniel Davie doesn't have the best odds of making the roster, therefore, but an impressive training camp performance could change that. As Han Solo famously said, "never tell me the odds!"
What are his chances?
Davie appears to be a long shot to make the roster.