The Indianapolis Colts announced on Thursday that the team has signed a pair of its rookie 6th round picks: Penn State defensive tackle Robert Windsor (193rd overall) and Washington State wide receiver Dezmon Patmon (212th overall):
Colts sign 6th-round pick DT Robert Windsor and 6th-round pick WR Dezmon Patmon.— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) May 14, 2020
Windsor: $3,469,024, $174,024 SB
Patmon: $3,424,412, $129,412 SB
4 down, 5 to go
The Colts are clearly making some progress, as almost half of their rookie class is signed (including Ball State OG Danny Pinter and UMass CB Isaiah Rodgers)—which entails a whopping 9 total selections (without even having a first round pick).
Regarding Windsor, the 6’4”, 290 pound senior defensive tackle recorded 40 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks during 13 starts this past season for the Nittany Lions—earning 2nd-Team All-Big Ten honors.
Windsor plays with energy, a high motor, and is an underrated athlete—with impressive quickness and penetration skills for the defensive tackle position. He should provide an ideal backup rotational interior lineman for the Colts next season—with his relentless style and toughness.
Meanwhile, Dezmon Patmon is a 6’4”, 225 pound senior wideout who caught 58 receptions for 762 receiving yards (13.1 ypr. avg) and 8 touchdown receptions during 13 starts in 2019.
He moves well for his size, can highpoint the football, and could prove to be a solid possession receiver and downfield threat for the Colts in time.
The big bodied wideout should seriously compete for a spot lower on the Colts wide receiver depth chart and could be utilized situationally as a vertical threat or in the red zone next season—using his sheer size as a mismatch target.
Both signed 6th round rookies should meaningfully upgrade the Colts depth next season at their respective positions—even if Patmon ultimately ends up as a developmental practice squad stash.