Ex-basketballer Erik Swoope among 19 undrafted Colts free agent signings

AP

The Colts only had five draft picks this year, leaving them with plenty of roster space to use on undrafted rookies.

That much space makes it easier to take a shot on a player with athletic ability and no collegiate football experience. The Colts announced their list of undrafted free agents on Sunday and it includes former University of Miami basketball player Erik Swoope.

Swoope is trying to follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas and Antonio Gates by making the transition from the hardwood to the gridiron. He worked out for teams over the last few months and the Colts are the ones who will try to turn him into a football player.

The Colts signed 19 undrafted free agents in all. Cornerback Qua Cox, guard Marcus Hall, center Jonotthan Harrison, defensive end Tyler Hoover, cornerback Kameron Jackson, nose tackle Zach Kerr, quarterback Seth Lobato, cornerback Keon Lyn, safety Dewey McDonald, wide receiver Gregory Moore, defensive end Nnamdi Obukwelu, kicker Cody Parkey, tackle Eric Pike, cornerback Darius Polk, wide receiver Eric Thomas, running back Zurlon Tipton, guard Josh Walker and wide receiver Tony Washington round out the group.