On Monday, April 10, the Indianapolis Colts will hosts several prospects, as the team continues to evaluate players ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft.
The pre-draft process has already been a busy one for the Indianapolis Colts, and they aren’t done yet. From the combine, to pro days, to private workouts, and top 30 visits, the Colts have been all over America as they continue to evaluate players ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. The next step of the process for Indy is hosting a pro day.
On Monday, April 10, Indianapolis will host a local pro day. This pro day will be similar to the NFL Combine, and the participants will be draft-eligible prospects from colleges in and around Indiana. Additionally, there may also be some under-the-radar prospects from other schools that the Colts haven’t had the opportunity to evaluate yet.
Colts will evaluate under-the-radar prospects at local pro day
Several teams hold local pro days, and Indianapolis has been hosting one for years. Last year, 41 players participated at Indy’s local pro day. Players like David Bell, Micah McFadden, Kerby Joseph, and Sterling Weatherford, were all in attendance at last year’s pro day.
Obviously, all of the players are hoping to get drafted, but opportunities like this also helps teams know what players the want to sign and bring in to camp as an undrafted free agent. Sterling Weatherford, for example, went undrafted last year, but quickly signed with the Colts following the draft. He had a terrific training camp and preseason, but ended up being a tough cut that was claimed by the Chicago Bears.
Indianapolis will be looking for players like Weatherford to stand out at this year’s local pro day to either draft or to invite them to training camp so they can fight for a spot on the roster.