Colts Sign 15 Free Agents after 2007 NFL Draft
INDIANAPOLIS – In Colts President Bill Polian’s view, the draft doesn’t end after Round 7.
It didn’t end there this year, either.
The Colts, the defending Super Bowl champions, on Monday announced they had signed 15 collegiate free agents, players who were not selected in the 2007 NFL Draft, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The Colts, who selected nine players – six on defense and three on offense – in the draft, continued to focus on defense in collegiate free agency. They signed nine defensive players, a list that included four linebackers, including KaMichael Hall of Georgia Tech.
Hall (6-feet-0, 219 pounds) was rated by some draft analysts as a potential fifth-round selection. He started three seasons for the Yellow Jackets, registering 12.5 sacks and
The Colts also signed two other players rated as potential sixth- or seventh-round selections: Jonny Harline, a tight end from Brigham Young; and Melvin Bullitt, a safety from Texas A&M.
The Colts, who drafted three players from Ohio State University, also signed Ohio State cornerback Antonio Smith.
In all, the Colts signed 15 collegiate free agents:
Linebacker Brandon Archer, Kansas State; Bullitt; defensive end Cameron Craig, Army; running back Clifton Dawson, Harvard; wide receiver Michael DePriest, Texas Christian; defensive tackle Quintin Echols, Kansas State; linebacker Ramon Guzman, Buffalo; Hall; Harline; offensive tackle Joe Lobdell, Northern Iowa; defensive tackle Ramel Meekins, Rutgers; tight end Gijon Robinson, Missouri Western State; wide receiver Trent Shelton, Baylor; Smith; and linebacker Victor Worsley, North Carolina.