Another transaction by the Los Angeles Rams has been completed and this time while they haven’t announced it, team insider Myles Simmons tweeted that the team has signed Bowling Green UDFA defensive tackle Zach Colvin.
Colvin is an interesting prospect, he stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 301 pounds. The former Bowling Green standout doesn’t have incredible speed by any measure but he seems to just stand out on tape. Colvin has a bloodline between his uncle and grandfather playing in the NFL. The young defensive tackle played in 50 games in his career at Bowling Green. He improved in every season and unfortunately missed out on almost the entire 2014 season after season ending injury. Colvin still showed the ability to handle to adversity of coming back as he went on to have his best season in 2015, starting in every game and being named a team captain.
Before you laugh, Colvin wasn’t just brought in to get cut, clearly someone in the Rams brass liked him enough to bring him in. He comes from not exactly a popular school but he showed promise against legitimate competition such as playing against Paxton Lynch and his Memphis offense and Joshua Dobbs and his Tennessee offense which are two talented quarterbacks. That in itself is intriguing but his presence on tape is what is most impressive. Here is a highlight tape of Colvin.
If that isn’t enough for you to give him a chance check out what NFL.com wrote about him last year.
8. Zach Colvin, DL, Bowling Green
“The 400-pound bench, 700-pound squat club is a small one. Colvin (405 and 705) can also hang clean 385 as the top performer in the Falcons’ weight room. His career is on the rebound from an illness that cut his season short after just one game last year. At 6-3, 287 pounds, he should re-take his role as a starting defensive end this fall.“
Now we know Colvin is a hard worker, benching 400-pounds, 700-pound squats and was by far the top guy in the weight room? Talk about a guy you want on your team. I can’t wait to watch this guy on the next Hard Knocks episode or if he didn’t make that one he will definitely be on the next one. He is bound to show up one of these guys on the line if he can bench and squat that much.
There is no doubt Colvin is a guy to root for this offseason and on a team where he is not only coming into the mix late but also trying to make the defensive line rotation that is among the best in the league, this has to be the ultimate underdog story if he somehow makes the roster. For now lets keep an eye on him this summer and hope for the best.