Every year the NFL Combine invites a number of draft-eligible players to work out in front of scouts and front office types. Some players test out poorly. Others improve their stock. Kain Colter will have the opportunity to do the latter at the 2014 version of the event, which begins February 19 in Indianapolis.
Colter is on the list of invited players that was released Thursday. Northwestern’s former quarterback showed well in front of scouts at Senior Bowl practices last month, and his transition from quarterback to wide receiver seemed to be going well. Draft analyst Tony Pauline wrote this about him.
“On a number of occasions Colter beat well-established defensive backs to come away with the catch. He also showed great shiftiness separating from opponents as well a run-after-the-catch skill. He still must learn the nuances of the position and protect the ball, yet all signs point North for Colter's move to receiver.”
Then Colter injured his ankle and was forced to miss the Senior Bowl. At the combine he will get another opportunity to impress scouts and GMs interested in seeing whether he has what it takes to play receiver at the next level. He is one of 48 wideouts that were invited to participate.