Colts Hosted WR for Pre-Draft Visit

The Colts are thin at wide receiver after releasing Brandon Stokley and with Aaron Moorehead visiting other teams. But it looks like they are taking steps to address it in the draft based on the report I received regarding a prospect who visited a few days ago. Get the details inside...

One of my NFL sources has told me that Central Florida wide receiver Mike Walker flew into Indianapolis on Wednesday for a visit with the Colts, an early indicator that the team will be looking to add some talent at the position at the end of this month through the draft.

Walker's stock has been rising since a spectacular Combine performance where he reportedly ran a 4.35 forty-time despite having previously torn his ACL back in 2005. And at his Pro Day, he wowed representatives from 30 NFL clubs with his receiving skills and route-running.

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The 6-foor-2, 209-pound receiver is a good candidate for the slot position, even though he has a long stride like Aaron Moorehead. He's smart with his routes and has consistently shown his willingness to go after the ball in traffic, even when he knows he's likely to take a big hit.

Walker completed his career at Central Florida with 169 catches for 2,365 yards (14.0 average) and 15 touchdown receptions. His numbers could have been even higher had he focused exclusively on receiving, but he played on both sides of the ball his first two seasons and even started six games at cornerback his sophomore year.

Check back this week for my exclusive interview with Mike Walker that was completed prior to his trip to Indianapolis.

A member of the Professional Football Writers of America, Ed Thompson's NFL and college football player interviews and features have been published across the network and syndicated through's NFL team pages.

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