The Colts take on the Lions at home in their preseason opener on Sunday. Here are four things you should keep your eye on against Detroit.
Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris were expected to battle for the backup QB position heading into training camp. However, undrafted rookie QB Phillip Walker has stolen some second-team reps from Morris, and he could insert himself into the conversation with a strong preseason performance.
Backup Running Back
The backup running back position is another heated training camp position battle.
Josh Ferguson also has an outside chance to win the second-string job.
Third Wide Receiver
We’ve discussed the battle for the third spot on the WR depth chart at length this offseason.
Chester Rogers is reportedly outperforming Kamar Aiken and Phillip Dorsett thus far in training camp. Kamar Aiken has been disappointing in practice, and Phillip Dorsett has been sitting out with an injury.
Rookie Defensive Backs
The Colts spent their first two draft picks on defensive backs in an attempt to improve the league’s 26th-ranked pass defense from last season.
This will be their first action in a Colts uniform, and it will be exciting for fans to see the future of this Indianapolis secondary.