With the NFL season kicking off in under a month, the Indianapolis Colts will enter the year as a heavy underdog to win it all. Newly appointed head coach Shane Steichen recently named fourth-overall pick Anthony Richardson as the team's starting QB for Week 1 against the Jaguars.
While many are focused on how Richardson will fare in his first professional snaps, the Colts have signed plenty of new faces to play key roles on this young team. The loss of defensive backs Stephon Gilmore and Isaiah Rodgers Sr. have forced the Colts to completely revamp the secondary to try and support an established run defense.
Indianapolis won't only be seeing new faces on the defensive side of the ball, however. The Colts front office has signed new offensive weapons to strengthen the squad after a recent trade request from star running back Jonathan Taylor.
Among all the new faces on this year's squad, here are some of the most overlooked players from this year's training camp that have shown serious potential.
3. Linebacker Segun Olubi
Segun Olubi is a hard-nosed linebacker out of San Diego State, and he has been impressing Colts coaches and writers throughout training camp.
The second year player put up six total tackles against the Bills in the team's preseason opener in Buffalo. Unfortunately, recent reports say that Olubi suffered a concussion during the game and he could be out for some time.
The athletic linebacker plays quickly and hits hard, showcasing his ability to spark a fire in a defense. Olubi has seen first and second team snaps so far as he fights for a roster spot heading into the closing weeks of preseason.
Olubi caught criticism from many for poor pass coverage against Buffalo. This criticism can be compared to that of Shaquille Leonard, who many thought was poor in coverage as a rookie. Fortunately, Leonard proved himself as a game-changer, and Olubi has that same opportunity heading into year two.