Colts’ Kylen Granson ‘hit the ground running’ at rookie minicamp

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The Indianapolis Colts conducted their rookie minicamp this weekend at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, and one participant who showed out was tight end Kylen Granson.

The fourth-round pick out of SMU has been held in high regard by general manager Chris Ballard and head coach Frank Reich, the latter of which was pining for the prospect throughout the draft process.

Stephen Holder of The Athletic reported that Granson was one of the standouts over the weekend.

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With Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox returning in 2021, the Colts had an underrated need to fill at tight end this offseason. Granson’s athletic profile and skill set fits perfectly into the move tight end role that the Colts had to fill with the departure of Trey Burton in free agency.

Granson may be a little short for tight ends at 6-foot-1 but he tested with an elite 4.64 in the 40-yard dash along with a great explosion grade in accordance to Kent Lee Platte’s RAS.

(Courtesy of Kent Lee Platte)

Granson will be competing for the TE3 role with Noah Togiai, who was a waiver claim before the 2020 season. That said, the fourth-round pick should be considered the favorite for that role when training camp arrives.

Given his skill set and abilities after the catch, Granson could carve out a nice role in the passing game with new quarterback Carson Wentz coming over in a trade from Philadelphia.

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