Although he has prototypical NFL size, Micah Pellerin wasn't one of the 253 selections in this year's draft.
At 6’0” and 194 pounds, Pellerin remains as nothing more than a raw, developmental project for the Colts.
Pellerin transferred from Southern Miss after his freshman year and finished off his collegiate career at Hampton, an FCS program.
His lack of physicality and lack of exposure to big-school competition are reasons to doubt a successful transition to the pro level.
NFL.com has this to say about him:
"Wouldn't be a great option to play early and often. He isn't physical in run support and struggles to get off blocks. This will be a major problem for him at the next level."
Not only are there concerns about Pellerin in run support, but also in coverage.
As a cover guy, he likes to play off, probably too far off for the next level, but he is good to turn and run in a receivers hips once he gives up his cushion. He has speed to recover when beat initially off the line playing press and is an athlete when it comes to making a play on the ball.
Although Pellerin does have good instincts and ball skills, his chances at a successful career will probably hinge on his ability to play at safety.
During his time at Hampton, he did play both safety spots and finished the last two seasons with 29 pass deflections.
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