The Colts announced that they now have all 10 of their 2019 draft picks signed. That is key, as they can all have a full training camp without any holdouts.
Bobby Okereke was the last one to do it, but he finally did it yesterday. All 10 draft picks from the 2019 class are now under contract with the team. Having all of them signed before training camp is a big deal. Now they will have a full training camp to make impressions with the coaches.
That isn’t the only important reason to have all 10 picks signed before camp. Now that they are all signed, there is no possibility of a holdout situation. That means one less distraction for the team as they are trying to get better. One less headache for the rookies to deal with too.
This looks to be a very strong group of rookies. Most of them are on the defensive side of the ball, so fans are anxious to see what the new-look defense could bring to the table. Only one of the draft picks was a skill player. That was receiver Parris Campbell, who is already turning heads.
Having so many players on one side of the ball drafted means there will be heavy competition. The whole defense is on notice, and only a few people have their jobs guaranteed. Justin Houston, Darius Leonard, Kenny Moore, Malik Hooker, and Pierre Desir are the only ones.
With that many starting spots up for grabs, training camp will be very fierce. Players will be playing harder this training camp than they ever have before. That competition will bring the best out of the players, and make a winning team out of the Colts.