Photo of Kain Colter
5.32 ?
  • 5'10" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 198LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands


Started 28 games in career (25 at quarterback and three at wide receiver). 2013: Played in 11 games with 10 starts. 2012: Started all 13 games, with 12 starts at quarterback and one at wide receiver against Indiana. 2011: Played in 13 games with six starts. Started at quarterback against Boston College, Eastern Illinois and Army. Started at wide receiver against Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska. 2010: Played in three games as a backup quarterback. Misc.: Father, Spencer, played at Colorado and was on 1990 national championship team.



Well-defined body with big, soft hands. Good short-area burst, quickness, agility and balance. Can work his way through zones and uncover underneath. Can stop on a dime and string some moves together. Good run vision and creativity to navigate through traffic. Extremely competitive. Highly intelligent and football smart. Articulate communicator. Adds intriguing versatility as a triggerman. Good pedigree -- coach's son.


Has short arms. Adequate run strength -- does not power through tackles. Can improve using his hands to beat the jam. Lacks elite top-end speed to separate vertically. Has a lot of room to improve as a perimeter blocker.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

An athletic, undersized, multi-threat, option college quarterback who shared time in the slot, Colter displayed the playmaking ability, short-area burst, creativity and hands to become a Danny Amendola-type slot receiver and should be able to factor readily in the pros once he commits full-time to the position. Offers situational Wildcat quarterbacking capability and return ability with traits that project very well as a punt returner. Postseason ankle surgery will limit his spring workouts and could dip his draft standing.
-Nolan Nawrocki
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.