Not too long after signing Malik Hooker earlier today, the Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of another one of their draft picks: defensive lineman Grover Stewart.
Stewart’s contract is projected to be a four-year deal worth $2,750,499 with a $294,063 signing bonus and a cap hit of $545,024 in 2017, according to our own Andrew Aziz.
This signing leaves just one draft pick left unsigned by the Colts: third round outside linebacker Tarell Basham. The other seven - Malik Hooker, Quincy Wilson, Zach Banner, Marlon Mack, Grover Stewart, Nate Hairston, and Anthony Walker - have all officially signed. I imagine that Basham will likely sign soon, since with the rookie wage scale these rookie deals don’t typically take as long.
The Colts selected Stewart out of Albany State in the fourth round of the draft, and he’s a very interesting prospect who the Colts seem to have high hopes for. In the Colts’ rookie mini-camp this past weekend Stewart was working primarily at nose tackle, so that could be an indication of how the Colts see him. Though he’ll be transitioning from a smaller school to the NFL level, Stewart has some good traits that the Colts are confident can transfer. It might be a little bit of a development process, but he should stick around as depth along the defensive line right away and is a very interesting guy with potential to keep an eye on.