The Indianapolis Colts offseason is now underway with the rookie minicamp and organized team activities (OTAs) closing out the month.
It's a big moment for the rookies, who have been going through glorified walkthroughs at minicamp. These rookies now will face veteran talent, and will each have their own embarrassing moments as they realize the full speed of the NFL.
But the rough moments will pay off in the end, as Bleacher Report's Matt Bowen explains:
Remember, this is a gradual process for rookies as they make the transition to the NFL. And they will have tough days versus the veterans during OTA practices when matched up against established talent.
However, these OTA sessions allow rookies to get a feel for the pace of practice plus the speed, demands and accountability required to produce as a pro.
That’s a positive.
So what will we be watching with a keen eye during these OTA sessions? That's what we look at in today's rookie spotlight.