Chuck Pagano surprised by Erik Swoope talent

Chuck Pagano head coach of the Indianapolis Colts seen on the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 11, 2013
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Erik Swoope has more ability than was first thought, says head coach Chuck Pagano.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has admitted that the ability of undrafted signing Erik Swoope, who was previously a basketball player, has exceeded his expectations.

The tight end had never played American football before being signed by the Colts, but Pagano said that he could well have a future in the game.

"To be able to just break a huddle, get in a stance, run the routes that he ran, catch the balls that he caught, I mean, off the charts, exceeded our expectations way beyond anything that you'd ever imagine for a guy that never played," Pagano told the club's official website.

"If he continues to work - he's a bright guy, he's smart, he picks things up, he looks like he's got great passion for this - who knows?"

The Colts signed Swoope earlier this month.

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