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JoJo Domann Signs Undrafted Free Agent Deal with Colts

April 30, 2022

JoJo Domann is heading to Indianapolis. The outside linebacker signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Colts.

Domann spent six years with the Huskers, with the additional two seasons of eligibility coming as a result of him redshirting in 2017 and COVID-19. He committed to then-coach Mike Riley as a three-star recruit out of high school, along with being the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year.

He didn’t earn his first start until late in the 2018 season, but found notable success in the past two years of Scott Frost’s tenure. Domann was an All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2020, then made the jump to being recognized as a second team All-American by the Associated Press and Pro Football Focus in 2021. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, while media placed him on the third team.

In his career, he totaled over 200 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. 

Domann was one of four Huskers to earn an invite to the NFL combine, recording a 4.62 40-yard dash, a 34.5 inch vertical jump and 119 inch broad jump. He also participated in Nebraska’s Pro Day last month. 

“My goal was to come in here with a happy heart and perform to the best of my ability,” Domann said after Pro Day. “And I feel really good that I did that.” draft analyst Lance Zierlien listed Domann’s toughness, instincts and “efficiency of movement” as some of his strengths. Some of his concerns included the linebacker’s speed and limitations in man coverage. 

“The former safety handled big nickel cover duties over the slot but needs to prove he can match up against NFL talent in man coverage,” he wrote. “He lacks desired length and range, which could hurt his draft stock, but he is a punishing tackler and a consistent irritant in the box.”

Another red flag Zierlien listed was his injury history. Domann’s 2017 redshirt was due to a season-ending injury, and he missed significant parts of the 2018 and 2021 seasons. 

Domann said at Pro Day he wasn’t focused on anything not within his control, whether that be his long injury history or age. 

“I’m going to be a 25-year-old rookie, they can ding me all they want but it’s not about how fast you get to the NFL, it’s about where you’re at when you get there,” he said. “And I wholeheartedly know I’m in a better place than I was going into 2021.” 

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