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Report: Colts recently met with Texas Tech CB Rayshad Williams, Memphis RB Blake Watson at Hula Bowl

The Colts recently met with a cornerback and running back prospect during the Hula Bowl—one of which earned team MVP honors and was also named First-Team All-Conference.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 28 Memphis at North Texas Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

According to Bleacher Report’s Ryan Fowler, the Indianapolis Colts were among the NFL teams that recently met with both Texas Tech CB Rayshad Williams and Memphis running back Blake Watson during last week’s Hula Bowl in Orlando, Florida:

Regarding Williams, the 6’3,” 215 pound ‘super-senior’ compiled 37 tackles (28 solo) and 7 passes defensed, an interception, and a fumble recovery during 12 starts. He played his first two seasons at UCLA before transferring to Texas Tech.

Meanwhile, Watson is a listed 5’9,” 195 pound fifth-year running back who rushed for 1,152 total rushing yards on 192 carries (6.0 avg. yards per rush) and 14 rushing touchdowns, as well as caught 53 receptions for 480 receiving yards and 3 touchdown receptions during his 2023 campaign with the Tigers. He was 2023 First-Team All-AAC his final collegiate year.

Watson actually won Hula Bowl Offensive MVP for Team Aina, following his standout performance in the bowl game:

Obviously, due to injuries and a gambling suspension, the Colts had depth issues and were tested at cornerback all season and recently waived backup and special teamer Tony Brown. At running back, both Zack Moss and Trey Sermon (*RFA) are free agents, meaning there could be openings in the Colts backfield regarding depth this offseason.

Per its web site, the All-Star Hula Bowl Classic “is the nation’s premier college football all-star game. The Hula Bowl is an event where all NFL, XFL, USFL, and CFL teams will be represented by top scout players during Hula Bowl week. 100 of the top senior athletes will be selected to play at the Hula Bowl in Orlando, Florida.”