Ashton Dulin proving to be a weapon for Colts with multiple circus catches in training camp
As the Indianapolis Colts look for wide receivers to step up, Ashton Dulin has made multiple impressive catches to show he can be a weapon.
The Indianapolis Colts have had to endure a lot of criticism about their group of young wide receivers. With Michael Pittman Jr. the only established receiver on the roster, the Colts decided not to add any other veterans this offseason. In an offseason with historic receiver movement, Indy’s only move was drafting Alec Pierce in the second round.
Despite all the outside noise, Indianapolis was confident that it had some young guys that were ready to step up. So far through training camp, that has been proving true. Guys like Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell are stepping into their potential and the Colts are also seeing a nice emergence from Ashton Dulin.
Entering his fourth season in the NFL, Dulin is prepared to take the next step and become a consistent contributor at receiver. He’s been proving his readiness in camp by making ridiculous catches. On Tuesday, he made one that is currently the best play of training camp.
In a full 11-on-11 period, Nick Foles heaved a deep pass that kind of looked like a prayer. Ashton Dulin was downfield and elevated above cornerback Isaiah Rodgers to catch the football off Rodgers’ head and help answer the prayer that Foles threw up.
Ashton Dulin is emerging for Colts
This comes days after Dulin made another impressive contested catch in a 1-on-1 period. Hopefully, this is a theme that can continue well into the regular season as Indianapolis will definitely need this contribution from Dulin.
Many fans have already been predicting that this season will kind of be a breakout year for Ashton Dulin because he flashed some potential last season as a receiver. While he has carved a role for himself in the league as a specialist, he recorded 13 catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns last year— the best production in his three-year career.
Dulin has the speed to get downfield and he’s proving he has the ability to go up and get the ball over defenders as well. If he can continue to play at this level, Frank Reich will have a lot of ways to incorporate him into the offense. He can be used as a deep threat and also a target in crossing routes.
However he’s used, it’s great to see that the Colts have young receivers that are ready to step up and silence all the noise that Indianapolis has heard all summer about its receiving corps.