The 2017 NFL Draft is officially one week away!
The first round will take place next Thursday, the second and third rounds will take place on Friday, and then the final four rounds will take place on Saturday. Colts GM Chris Ballard said yesterday that the cement isn’t dry until draft day, meaning that they will still be evaluating prospects and making changes on their board until that point.
One of the most noteworthy things to pay attention to in the pre-draft process are those players who actually visited with a team, because each team only gets 30 pre-draft visits with prospects. We’ve been tracking some of those pre-draft visits we’ve heard about for the Colts, and we can add another one to the list.
According to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, Cincinnati running back Tion Green has visited with the Colts, as well as with the Lions and the Bengals.
During his collegiate career at Cincinnati, Green rushed for 2,072 yards and 19 touchdowns (averaging 4.7 yards per carry) in 46 games played. He also caught 47 passes for 295 yards. In 2015 he rushed for 729 yards and eight scores (4.8 yards per carry) and in 2016 he rushed for 743 yards and two scores (4.7 yards per carry).
Green may not be drafted, but even in that case sometimes teams bring in a prospect for a pre-draft visit in order to form a relationship with him that would give the team the edge in signing the player as an undrafted free agent.
In related news, Aaron Wilson reports that IU wide receiver/return man Mitchell Paige has either worked out for or visited the Colts (he also participated in the Colts’ local pro day), while Wilson also notes that UNC-Pembroke kicker Matt Davis had a private workout with the Colts.