Despite being neck deep in the free agency cycle, the Indianapolis Colts’ secondary remains a major area of concern. That, at least in our eyes, has more to do with the cornerback situation than at safety, but the point remains the same.
In terms of the safety position, the Colts are locked and loaded for next season, as the likes of Khari Willis and Julian Blackmon are seemingly penciled in as the starters after they showcased tremendous chemistry and promise in their 14 starts together last campaign.
When it comes to Blackmon, he impressed from the jump as a rookie.
Fans will recall him stealing the show when the Colts forced their rookie class to sing in front of the team, which included the entire coaching staff, as part of welcoming them to the NFL.
From that moment, it became clear that Blackmon had a hidden talent. Until just recently, however, that was the last we had seen him put it on display. The 2020 third-rounder actually found himself trending on social media this week after unleashing his soothing vocals.
In a truly heartwarming video that might bring a tear to some fans eyes, Blackmon was unknowingly filmed while singing a lullaby to his newborn daughter, Zella.
Colts safety Julian Blackmon is trending on TikTok for all the right reasons.
Is this not the most wholesome video you’ve seen this week? Blackmon’s daughter might barely be over a week old — the Colts star shared the news of her birth on social media last week — but she already has great taste in music.
We just hope Blackmon has the energy to keep this up on most nights when little Zella is having trouble sleeping, because she might be wired to fall asleep to the sound of his voice. On second thought, however, he’s never short on energy, so that shouldn’t be a problem moving forward.
Football fans might not have known much about Blackmon before this video made the rounds on social media, but they certainly do now. While they’ll be clamoring for him to post more lullabies, the former Utah standout is also pretty damn good at his job.
Blackmon handled being thrust into a starter’s role as a rookie in stride, compiling 42 tackles (35 of which were solo), six passes defended, two interceptions and one forced fumble, earning a respectable 60.8 coverage grade from Pro Football Focus in the process.
Like any rookie, he endured his growing pains, but he flashed enough potential that signified he could be starting at safety for the Colts for a long time. Assuming that ends up being the case, fans should stay tuned on TikTok for more breathtaking tunes to baby Zella.