The Colts hosted former Texans and Dolphins OT Julie'n Davenport on a free agent visit.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 18, 2021
Indy has a hole at left tackle following Anthony Castonzo's retirement and Davenport could be a possible depth option.
The former 2017 4th round pick of the Houston Texans played the last two seasons for the Dolphins, appearing in 24 games (9 starts).
He’s appeared in 52 career games with both the Texans and Dolphins, making 28 starts.
The 6’7”, 313 pound offensive tackle (36 1/2” arms) might project more as a swing-tackle than the immediate heir apparent to longtime retired left tackle Anthony Castonzo though:
One position I know the Colts are looking to fill in free agency and likely will in the coming days/week: the backup tackle spot. It got ugly at the end of the year and needs to be addressed. A few names to remember: Roderick Johnson, Julie'n Davenport, Jason Spriggs.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) March 18, 2021
Per PFF, Davenport received a +71.3 overall grade this past season—including a +87.6 pass blocking grade, during a limited 53 overall snaps (and 1 start).
From Stampede Blue’s own Zach Hicks:
The Colts worked out OT Julie'n Davenport. Davenport has started in 8 games in 2019 for the Dolphins, allowing 6 sacks, 9 QB Hits, and 16 hurries. pic.twitter.com/IglQZYsKqM— Zach Hicks (@ZachHicks2) March 18, 2021
Davenport isn’t great, but if the signing is just purely for additional offensive tackle depth, he might still be an upgrade to both Chaz Green, J’Marcus Webb, and whoever else the Colts were trotting out there last season—or at least it would be hard not to be, right?