Troy Trojans wide receiver Eric Thomas (3) escapes the grasp of Duke Blue Devils cornerback Breon Borders (31) at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts will host Eric Thomas


The Indianapolis Colts have a wealth of talent at the wide receiver position after signing Hakeem Nicks to a prove-it deal this offseason, and the former New York Giants star is actually the team’s No. 3 receiver right now behind steady veteran Reggie Wayne and high-end playmaker T.Y. Hilton. LaVon Brazill and Da’Rick Rogers are two developmental guys worth keeping an eye on next season, and all of this doesn’t even include the talented tight end duo of Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener.

It’s safe to say that the Colts have put some excellent weapons around star quarterback Andrew Luck, and they could add another late-round flier to the mix in the hopes that he can develop into a playmaker in the Colts offense. Per a league source close to the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, the team will host Troy Trojans wide receiver prospect Eric Thomas on a pre-draft visit.

Thomas has nice size at 6’1″, 209 pounds, and he stated that he models his game after Dallas Cowboys elite wideout Dez Bryant. He is a red zone maven with 29 career touchdowns in college, and he averaged an excellent 15 yards per reception last season. Thomas has the ability to stretch the field vertically on the outside with an excellent blend of size and speed, as he also runs a 4.53 forty. This is the kind of sleeper WR the Colts should be looking at, as he is a small-school guy with good college production and measurables.


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