After visiting training camp on Sunday evening, certain players stood out more than others. Deon Cain is one of those players.
Deon Cain was a sixth round pick by the Colts in April. He was taken out of Clemson, and looks like he should have been drafted earlier. He was one of the players who really stood out on Sunday evening, and should continue to do so throughout camp.
Cain had several very nice catches. He ran crisp, precise routes and used his body well too. Cain was able to give whatever quarterback was throwing to him, whether it was Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett, or even Brad Kayaa, a good target.
With the Colts not having an experienced receiving corp, Cain will have an opportunity to have some quality playing time early. He could challenge Chester Rogers for time as a slot receiver. If he keeps playing as well as he did Sunday evening, he will take a stranglehold of that position.
The next step for Cain is to get chemistry with Luck. Luck already showed that he is able to keep his chemistry with T.Y. Hilton after being out for so long. Luck found Hilton several times on Sunday. Cain needs to be able to develop the same type of chemistry with Luck as well.
Cain was running a lot of short routes. The Colts really seemed to be running a lot of crossing routes to get the ball out of the quarterback’s hand quickly. Cain was one of those receivers running quick crossing routes.
The receivers were doing a good job as a group. Cain will have time to develop over the years. Most sixth round picks have to fight for a roster spot. But not this pick. Cain will be on the roster without any worries.