Jerry's Take on .... TE Corey Roberts

Clark, Fletcher, Utecht, Hartsock, Hawkins. The Colts already have five tight ends on the roster, so why did they pick up another by signing Sam Houston State's Corey Roberts? Jerry Langton tells you why...

Corey Roberts, TE 
Sam Houston State

Numbers: 6050/231/4.68

2005 stats: 42-485-5 receiving/4 assisted tackles

The player: It astounds me how the Colts seem to find and sign guys like Roberts every year. A moderately successful wide receiver, Roberts outgrew the position and morphed into a highly productive tight end who also lined up at H-back, in the slot and even in the backfield. Blessed with exceptional hands and vision, Roberts is still learning his new positions, but is already adept at crossing patterns and can lay a nasty block on the move. He's not really much of a in-line blocker and would be better suited as a motion man in the pros. Despite being the Bearkats' top offensive threat, he was also a significant special-teams player.

How he fits: Although the Colts are very deep at tight end, Roberts' hands and ability to contribute at different positions could help him push his way onto the roster.

Reminds me of: Kevin Walter, Texans

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