In a surprising turn of events, Isaiah Land, the former FCS standout and 2021 Buck Buchanan award winner, has found a new home with the Indianapolis Colts. Land, who led all of FCS in sacks during the 2021 season, has been making waves in the football world with his exceptional skills on the field.
After a standout college career, where Land's dominance in the sack department earned him the prestigious Buck Buchanan award, all eyes were on him as he entered the Senior Bowl Watchlist. His performance at the Senior Bowl caught the attention of coaches and scouts alike, solidifying his potential as a force to be reckoned with at the professional level.
Despite his impressive college achievements and strong Senior Bowl showing, Land surprisingly went undrafted, sending shockwaves through the HBCU community and leaving many puzzled by the oversight. However, his talent could not be denied, and shortly after the draft, he was swiftly signed by the Dallas Cowboys.
During his time with the Cowboys, Land continued to
showcase his skills, hinting at a promising career trajectory similar to his former teammate Markquese Bell, who successfully made the Cowboys' roster as an undrafted rookie free agent in the previous year. Land's on-field contributions were evident, and it seemed he was poised to secure a place in the Cowboys' lineup.
Yet, yesterday brought an unexpected twist, as news broke that Land had been released by the Cowboys. While the move may have initially appeared as a setback, it became clear that the team had plans to potentially add him to their practice squad, banking on his potential to develop further.
However, the Indianapolis Colts had other plans. Acting swiftly, the Colts claimed Land off waivers, preventing him from landing on the practice squad and instead elevating him to their active roster. This unexpected turn of events provides Land with a fresh start and a chance to make an impact with a new team.
As Land begins this new chapter of his football journey with the Indianapolis Colts, the football world will undoubtedly be watching closely. Land has the potential to continue his rise in the NFL ranks and make a significant contribution to his new team's defensive efforts.