The Colts added to their receiver group late on day three, taking Dezmon Patmon with the 212th pick out of Washington State.
Patmon provides another big bodied player for what has traditionally been a smaller receiver room in Indy. A smooth route runner who has a great catch radius and good downfield ball skills, Patmon certainly provides upside at the receiver position.
He doesn’t have crazy burst, but his long speed is good, and he ran a 4.48 at the combine. With strong ability as a blocker, he should be able to find a role as a special teamer and backup player while he tries to develop into a meaningful contributor on offense.
It isn’t all roses for the PAC-12 prospect. He doesn’t offer a ton of value in yards after the catch, lacks great separation, and has had trouble with drops. Basically, this is exactly the kind of player Chris Ballard likes to draft in later rounds. An athletic player with solid traits who could develop into a good depth player with time.
If nothing else, Patmon brings competition to camp and a potential practice squad player who has intriguing size and offers a possible red zone target for Rivers.