The most popular activity for writers, and fans, during the offseason is predicting a team's final 53-man roster. Mark it down as an annual tradition, because it's as much a part of the NFL as the draft, tailgating and incomprehensible Jim Irsay tweets.
After months without football, after all, NFL diehards can't wait for some competition, even if it's in-house competition. That competition is what makes roster predictions so popular. Who emerges from the crowd of unknowns to catch the attention of coaches during training camp and the preseason?
We've looked quite a bit at the favorites to win these battles, but today we look at five players who are dark horses to make the team in September. These players aren't popular favorites and have less of a chance to make the team than others that have been discussed this offseason.
Still, due to specific traits or circumstances, each of these players have a better chance to make the Indianapolis Colts roster than your average fan may think.