Indianapolis Colts: What to Watch For in Rookie Minicamp
The Colts’ rookie minicamp will be extremely crowded this weekend as they try to determine which first-year players can play an important role next season.
The Colts open their annual rookie minicamp on Friday where their crop of draft picks and undrafted free agents will get a chance to make an impression on their new coaching staff.
11 draft picks will be headlining the rookie minicamp as general manager Chris Ballard hopes each of them can join the core of young talent that he’s already brought to Indianapolis.
The Colts have also signed 10 undrafted free agents ahead of rookie minicamp, and there are a couple players in that crop that could earn some major playing time.
One of those plays is linebacker Skai Moore, who has an opportunity to prove that he should have been a third or fourth round pick.
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There will also be a number of rookie minicamp invites sent out to other undrafted players. These prospects don’t have a great chance of making the roster, but they’ll get an opportunity to turn some coaches’ heads in drills this weekend.
The three positions that will be the most competitive at rookie minicamp will be linebacker, wide receiver, and running back.
There is plenty of playing time available at each of these positions, and the Colts need quality depth at those spots if they’re going to be successful in 2018.
The Colts addressed those positions in the draft, but some of their undrafted players will factor into the equation as well.
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This weekend will give the Colts’ new coaching staff a chance to familiarize themselves with some young players that they hope will help turn the tide in Indianapolis.