Certain mysteries exist as you prepare for every NFL season.
Unfortunately for the Indianapolis Colts, the negative hypotheticals have out-weighed the positives. But here’s something to think about.
Post training-camp, has any Colt flown as under the radar as this past year’s fourth round pick Kylen Granson?
The storylines surrounding the end of camp have more so flown in the COVID-19 department, as well as major injuries suffered leading into the season opener on September 12 against Seattle.
When the bright lights turned on, Granson didn’t perform to the level that I thought he would in the exhibition slate. But during practice, he was a bear to defend.
Granson formed an immediate connection with his former high school teammate Sam Ehlinger. Every single day, Ehlinger and Granson stayed at least 20-30 minutes after practice working on 1 v 1 routes.
The commitment to excellence by Granson is noticeable. And he looked far from ordinary at Grand Park. Kevin Bowen and I got the opportunity to chat with him on The Fan Morning Show.
“Once you memorize the whole playbook and the way I do it I memorize the play and figure out what the quarterback, the Y, the H, and everyone is trying to do,” Granson said. “A lot of times people think getting down one route is the way, but I prefer to look at what everyone on the field is doing.”
Now the next step is showing up in regular season games. He’ll get the opportunity too. In the final roster cut on Tuesday, the tight end position was one of the easiest to predict besides running back.
Granson, Jack Doyle, and Mo Alie-Cox was pretty much a lay-up.
One thing I’m especially looking out for though – Will the musical chairs feel of the quarterback position in the month of August slow Granson’s potential to begin the year?
If Granson is in Trey Burton’s old role, and Burton only caught three touchdowns last year and 250 total receiving yards, the expectations aren’t major. But like rookie wide receiver Mike Strachan, if Granson goes off one random week, that shouldn’t surprise Colts fans in the slightest.