The Colts continue to look for a running back to come in and compete with Dominic Rhodes this season for the top spot on the roster, and one from this year's draft class is getting plenty of attention from the Colts.
According to one published report, Indianapolis didn't just send their scouts to attend UCLA running back Maurice Drew's Pro Day, running backs coach Gene Huey and offensive coordinator Tom Moore made the trip. AFC rival Jacksonville also had a strong showing at Drew's workout, and they have a higher pick in this year's draft than the Colts. New England and Seattle are also projected to have a high interest in him.
ColtPower has learned that Drew has met with the Colts at least twice and is likely to have a personal workout scheduled with the team.
Drew measured in at 5'6 and 207 pounds at the Combine and is getting good reviews as a runner, receiver and for his blocking skills. He's also a skilled punt-returner, which adds an additional dimension that adds value to teams in case he's not ready to step into a starter's role by Week One of the NFL season.
While some question his size, Drew told the media at the Combine that it's actually an advantage for him.
"It's hard for a lot of people to get their hands on me when I'm darting in and out of holes, between blocks and between tackles," he explained.
ColtPower will continue to monitor Drew's interaction with Indianapolis between now and the NFL Draft.
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