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Report: Colts Have Met Virtually with Notre Dame TE Tommy Tremble Ahead of the NFL Draft

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Bowling Green at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, the Indianapolis Colts have met/will meet with Notre Dame tight end Tommy Tremble ahead of the NFL Draft—among other teams:

The 6’4”, 248 pound junior tight end had 19 receptions for 218 receiving yards (11.5 ypr. avg.) during 10 games in 2020—earning All-ACC honorable mention.

This is ‘The Draft Network’s’ Kyle Crabbs’ scouting report on Tremble:

Tommy Tremble projects as an F-tight end in the NFL—a flex weapon that will be best served in an offense that doesn’t charge him with playing with his hand in the dirt. Tremble is a plus athlete who offers the long speed and agility to be dynamic as a pass-catcher, but his production to this point has yet to make the leap that you’d want to see to feel confident that he’s going to develop into an upper-level tight end at some point. Tremble has spent his career at Notre Dame caught behind the likes of Cole Kmet and 2020 freshman star Michael Mayer; he’s been the TE2 who is charged with moving around the set or blocking on the perimeter to set up runs and screens to the outside. Tremble’s potential is significant and his effort as a role player has been admirable, so you’ll feel fairly good that Tremble has the right makeup to stick as a developmental player while working himself into a more prominent role as he continues to mature.

Here’s the recent draft ‘buzz’ on Tremble:

Tremble is a pretty athletic tight end, who’s already a major asset in the running game—as an incredibly physical and exceptional blocker.

He has the versatility to potentially play all over the Colts offense, although he’s not naturally suited with his hand in the dirt as a classic in-line blocker.

He could replace free agent Trey Burton’s role within the Colts’ tight end heavy offense.

While Tremble is still developing and was underutilized as a receiver with the Fighting Irish, he’s shown the athletic upside and flashes of being a dynamic weapon at the tight end position—with the ability to make plays over the middle of the field.

However, he’s still developing in that regard.

Without a 3rd round pick from the Carson Wentz trade, the Colts would probably either have to land Tremble with their 2nd or 4th round pick (unless the franchise accumulates more picks with potential trade downs—which is always a possibility).

Given his upside, Tremble is exactly the type of youthful talent with immediate impact ability as a blocker and intriguing raw potential as a receiver, that the Colts could very well look to add at the tight end position in April’s NFL Draft.