Jerry's Take On .... Brian Hare

One of the really interesting undrafted free agent signings by the Colts was Purdue wide receiver Brian Hare. Jerry Langton provides his insight on what likely grabbed the Colts' attention and his prospects with the team.

Brian Hare, WR
Purdue


Numbers: 6002/195/4.51

2005 stats: 12-98-0 receiving/6-19-0 punt returns

The player: While I haven't seen much of Hare and when I did, I didn't see him do anything that significant, I do know some people who really think he has a future. A star on the JuCo level, Hare caught 13 passes for 388 yards and three scores in 2004, but didn't really explode on the scene the way people expected as a senior. At this point, he appears more to be an athlete than a player, but the Colts were clearly impressed by his eyebrow raising Pro Day workout when he ran a 4.08 short shuttle, 6.59 three-cone and posted a 35-inch vertical.

How he fits: There are spots open on the Colts roster for receivers, especially if they can run back kicks and punts. But, for right now at least, Hare appears to be facing a major uphill battle. Still, he's clearly an athletic young man and pulled down some big deep passes as a junior. With coaching and reps, he could turn out to be an NFL receiver, but may have to pay his dues in Europe, the practice squad or on coverage teams before he lines up on offense.

Reminds me of: Otis "Fred" Amey, 49ers


(University of Purdue Sports Information)

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