Colts players who are on the roster bubble after NFL Draft

Who might we see fighting for a job this summer, thanks to the draft?
Indianapolis Colts, D.J. Montgomery
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The results are in, and no matter who you ask, the Indianapolis Colts had themselves a phenomenal 2024 NFL Draft.

All around, the Colts received some of the top grades across the board, from several different outlets.

With the draft in the rear view, though, it's time to look forward. Rookie minicamp, offseason activities and ultimately training camp -- that's where the focus is, now.

As far as the roster shaping up and how the draft will impact the rest of the current players, there are some guys who will have a tougher time making a roster spot and might be on the fringe.

A few Colts players might have more reason to sweat now

D.J. Montgomery, WR

As an undrafted free agent back in 2019, D.J. Montgomery has done an admirable job hanging around the league despite not seeing much game action. Last year with the Colts, Montgomery was active for seven games and caught three passes for 56 yards and his only career touchdown. But, after the Colts used two draft picks on wide receivers (Adonai Mitchell and Anthony Gould), he'll have an uphill battle for a roster spot.

Currently ahead of Montgomery are not only the two rookies, but Michael Pittman Jr., Josh Downs, Alec Pierce and Ashton Dulin.

Arlington Hambright, IOL

Since being a seventh-round pick by Chicago back in 2020, Arlington Hambright has only made one start while appearing active in 11 total games. After the Colts selected Wisconsin's Tanor Bortolini, that will push Hambright back a bit. Bortolini has the chance to play either center or guard, but is currently listed as a guard behind Will Fries. Hambright could be the last interior lineman to make the roster, or he'll be the first one outside looking in.

Titus Leo, DE

Of course, the first-round selection of Laiatu Latu is going to force plenty of guys down the depth chart, and that would also include veterans Titus Leo and Tyquan Lewis. Because Leo was a sixth-round pick by Indianapolis last year, he'll have a higher chance of sticking around over Lewis, for now. But, Leo is definitely on the bubble, now.

Not only is Latu ahead of him, but so are Kwity Paye, Samson Ebukam and Dayo Odeyingbo.

Chris Lammons, CB

The Colts used two Day 3 picks on cornerbacks, and as of right now, one of them is slated to be at nickel, in sixth-round prospect Micah Abraham out of Marshall. The other corner, Jaylin Simpson of Auburn, will currently line up outside.

This is going to make things difficult on veteran slot corner Chris Lammons, who was previously the backup to Kenny Moore. At the moment, because of draft capital invested in Abraham, Lammons is now third at slot cornerback, and the Colts likely don't need to keep three slot-specific corners.