3 training camp standouts that could shine throughout the Colts preseason

When the Colts start preseason play against the Bills, household names won’t play much, but there are still plenty of unproven talents who deserve monitoring.
The field reflects in the face mask of Indianapolis Colts safety Nick Cross (20) during day #9
The field reflects in the face mask of Indianapolis Colts safety Nick Cross (20) during day #9 / Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar / USA TODAY
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3. Evan Hull has been a camp standout for Colts

A potential Nyheim Hines replacement that has climbed an (albeit broken) ladder to a starting role, rookie running back Evan Hull is primed for ample opportunity to shine in tomorrow's game. As the world at this point knows, the Colts and Jonathan Taylor are currently amidst contract extension limbo. Not only that, but Taylor's health is conceringly still an issue.

This stroke of bad luck has seemingly plagued the rest of the RB room with Zack Moss, Deon Jackson, and recent FA signee Kenyan Drake all out with injury. With this unfortunate unfolding though, Hull and his fellow three healthy running backs on the roster (Jake Funk, Zavier Scott, & Jason Huntley) will presumably get a quarter each with the potential of Hull seeing 1.5 quarters of play.

Enter Evan Hull. You know how I mentioned Josh Downs and Gardner Minshew's connection earlier? Well take that and times it by a hundred because Evan Hull and Shane Steichen's practice scheme is no joke. Said script has provided countless swing/bubble opportunities to be had, but Hull is the one who is constantly getting targeted, check-down or not.

The Hull hive amongst Colts fans is alive and well, so some of you reading this likely already know of Hull's opportunisitic ascension. One question remains: will Hull live up to that Nyheim Hines replacement potential? Find out throughout the preseason.