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What the Colts are getting in RB Evan Hull

The Indianapolis Colts had a busy fifth round with four picks and they wrapped it up with the selection of running back Evan Hull out of Northwestern.

He fits the high RAS scores that Chris Ballard has been finding in the 2023 draft. He ranks as the 119th-best running back prospect since 1987.

Hull is a north/south runner that can get down the field in a jiffy if he has open space to work with.

He’s sudden in short space and has the agility to make lateral movements to make the defender miss. Hull is a compact-built runner.

Hull can also make an impact as a receiver. He’s effective in the screen game and has experience running routes out of the slot.

Things that he will need to address to help make the roster include breaking tackles at a better rate, creating more explosive runs, and being better at pass blocking if he wants to be on the field on third downs.

The Colts are getting a potential solid RB2/RB3 option for their running back depth chart if he can improve on his weaknesses. He has kick return experience so he can provide value on special teams to start his career.

Story originally appeared on Colts Wire