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5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Indianapolis Colts’ 53-Man Roster

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5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Indianapolis Colts' 53-Man Roster

Indianapolis Colts 2014 NFL Draft Undrafted Free Agents
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Before commissioner Goodell opened the 2014 NFL Draft, Colts GM Ryan Grigson stated that the Colts would "really focus on after the draft" and to "look beyond the 53-man roster and give plenty of guys a chance to make a splash at camp." Here are five undrafted players who could make the Colts' 53-man roster.

5. Eric Thomas, WR, Troy

Eric Thomas WR 2014 NFL Draft
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5. Eric Thomas, WR, Troy

Eric Thomas WR 2014 NFL Draft
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Eric Thomas is an under-the-radar receiver who had workouts with the Colts prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. Thomas holds a Sun Belt conference record with 29 career touchdowns, more than the Colts' very own T.Y. Hilton. In his last season, Thomas caught 66 passes for 993 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Colts are very deep at WR, but Thomas has the raw ability and upside to make the cut.

4. Jonotthan Harrison, C, Florida

Jonotthan Harrison Florida 2014 NFL Draft
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4. Jonotthan Harrison, C, Florida

Jonotthan Harrison Florida 2014 NFL Draft
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The Colts had one thing in mind in the 2014 NFL Draft: acquire protection for Andrew Luck. Florida's Jonotthan Harrison is the only specialist center the Colts brought in during this draft. Harrison's outstanding size, arm length and awareness make him a perfect candidate to compete for the center position. His durability and work ethic are among other positives he brings to the table.

3. Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida

Louchiez Purifoy Florida 2014 NFL Draft
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3. Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida

Louchiez Purifoy
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Louchiez Purifoy was penciled down as a third or fourth-round prospect before he found himself in some trouble with the police. In his college career, he recorded 69 solo tackles and over 12 pass breakups in the last two years. Purifoy was used all over the Florida secondary and can play inside, outside and safety. His versatility and abilities on special teams make him a steal.

2. Qua Cox, CB, Jackson State

Qua Cox cornerback 2014 NFL Draft
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2. Qua Cox, CB, Jackson State

Qua Cox cornerback 2014 NFL Draft
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Qua Cox is a name that many NFL fans should get used to. Cox has been labelled by some as the best cover corner in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 185-pounder was a two-time first-team selection to the All-SWAC team and recorded six pass breakups this past season after picking off five passes as a junior. The Colts have had success with former SWAC players in the past with Robert Mathis, so hopefully Cox can be another.

1. Zach Kerr, DL, Delaware

Zach Kerr Defensive Tackle 2014 NFL Draft
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1. Zach Kerr, DL, Delaware

Zach Kerr Delaware 2014 NFL Draft
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Zach Kerr is an absolute monster of a man. The 6-foot-1, 326-pounder set career-bests in 2013 with 57 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, earning First-Team All-CAA honors. Kerr's best fit is at nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme, and that is where he will likely compete with Josh Chapman for reps. He has an incredible motor for a guy his size -- just watch the tape against Albany.

Joshua Wye is an Indianapolis Colts writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @joshwye, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.