Colts ‘Two-Deep’ Depth Chart
Left Cornerback: Patrick Robinson, D’Joun Smith
Having been signed to a 3-year, $14M deal earlier this offseason, Patrick Robinson assumes the starting cornerback position on the other side of stalwart Vontae Davis. As such, he figures to provide an immediate upgrade to departed starting cornerback Greg Toler.
The former New Orleans Saints 1st round pick of the 2010 NFL Draft had a career resurrection on a 1-year stint with the San Diego Chargers this past season, becoming one of the NFL’s better starting cornerbacks in 16 games (10 starts).
Robinson excels as a slot cornerback, but it looks as though he’ll play on the outside–at least in the Colts defense’s base packages.
Behind Robinson is 2nd-year pro D’Joun Smith, who saw his Colts rookie season cut short with a lingering knee injury. The jury is out on last year’s 3rd round pick–who only appeared in 4 games due to injuries, but the young cornerback has the talent to become a reliable backup cornerback for the team this season.