Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett wasn’t drafted. He also hasn’t been signed as an undrafted free agent, yet.
Via multiple reports, Colts G.M. Chris Ballard told reporters on Saturday night that Barrett will get a tryout at the team’s rookie minicamp.
Barrett threw for 3,053 yards with 35 touchdowns passes and nine interceptions last year, adding 798 rushing yards. He was named MVP of the Fiesta Bowl to conclude the 2015 season and the Cotton Bowl to wrap the 2017 season.
Hindsight isn’t on our side yet, but right now this move gets the benefit of the doubt for a team that rarely deserves it.
With Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril gone and Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor both facing uncertain futures, the Seattle Seahawks are going through somewhat of a rebuild on the defensive side of the ball. But with the 141st pick of the 2018 draft, they landed a potential long-term puzzle piece at linebacker.
Emmanuel Moseley will also be part of the cornerback group after starting 30 games over four years at Tennessee.
Sheldon Richardson isn’t the type of player who will consistently put up big individual numbers, but his impact is glaring on tape.
Pro Football Focus does its best to contextualize that impact using advanced stats, with Mark Chichester noting: Richardson was a force in both the run game and in the pass-rush last year and through 17 weeks of the 2017 season, he racked up 36 total quarterback pressures and 22 run stops, which ranked ninth and 17th among defensive tackles this year, respectively.
Together, his 61 total impact plays were good for the seventh-most among interior defenders.