Colts Sign Receiver

The Colts signed a WR on Friday in a somewhat curious move. Is he an extra receiver for training camp purposes or is he someone the Colts truly feel can be developed into a roster player just like former undrafted free agent wide receiver Aaron Moorehead?

ColtPower has learned that the Colts have signed free agent WR Montiese Culton out of the University of Tulsa.

Either the Colts believe they have seen a flash of talent in Culton that can be developed into a big-play threat, or they see him as an adequate receiver for training camp purposes that can allow the rest of the receivers to catch their breath while the quarterbacks continue to throw.

Culton is a big question mark because he showed flashes of brilliance with his good deep-route speed -- posting an 18-yard per catch average his junior season and following it up with almost 19 yards per catch in his senior campaign.

But the 6'2, 174-pound receiver tended to disappear as well. His deep-play threat is sporadic, and he was held to one total catch or less in seven of his twelve games during his senior year. And he only had one game with more than three catches during his senior year -- versus Southwest Missouri St. where he pulled in six catches for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The rest of the season he crossed the goal line just once.

At Tulsa's Pro Day, Culton was clocked between 4.48 and 4.66 in the 40, 4.28 short shuttle, and 6.78/6.82 three-cone. He displayed a 34.5" vertical and 10'4" broad jump.

Tulsa's Pro Day was conducted on an outdoor turf in very windy conditions that led to some variances for all the athletes. Culton's usual 40-speed is in the 4.55 range.

With the depth of talent at the wide receiver position right now, Culton is unlikely to make it far into this year's training camp unless he can get loose and reel in some huge catches that grab the Colts' coaching staff's attention. And that's an unlikely scenario since he failed to achieve that level of consistency at the collegiate level.

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