The Indianapolis Colts Have a New Secret Weapon on Offense That’s Impressing NFL Legend Steve Smith

The Indianapolis Colts have a new secret weapon on offense that’s impressing NFL legend Steve Smith. He believes the Colts are poised to have an explosive season in 2018, and he has some insight into why they’re so good.

The colts 2020 schedule is a secret weapon that has been added to the Indianapolis Colts offense. Steve Smith, an NFL legend, was impressed with what he saw during their game against the New York Giants.

Several highly-rated wide receiver prospects were expected to be chosen at the top of the NFL Draft in 2021. The Indianapolis Colts were keeping a close watch on Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith, and Rashod Bateman going into the draft because they all have WR1 potential.

The Colts needed to add to their wide receiver depth chart as T.Y. Hilton grew older and a new quarterback, Carson Wentz (who loves to air the ball out), arrived in town.

Indy may have addressed their wide receiver issue during the weekend, despite not being able to get one of the top-rated players with their first-round pick (they took DE Kwity Paye instead).

Michael Strachan, a late-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts, was a steal.

Mike Strachan at Indianapolis Colts training camp practice.

Mike Strachan at Indianapolis Colts training camp practice. Getty Images/Mike Strachan | Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire

Michael Strachan, the Colts’ seventh-round selection in the NFL Draft in 2021, is a Bahamas native. He relocated to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he played high school football before enrolling at the University of Charleston.

Strachan received many honors and distinctions throughout his four years at Charleston (ucgoldeneagles.com), enabling him to pursue a career in the NFL after graduation in 2020. He declared for the NFL Draft shortly after opting out of his last year of eligibility, which was canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Strachan also competed in track and field at Charleston, earning conference titles in the 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, and 4100 meter relay. His exceptional speed has previously been shown on the practice field of the NFL.

During training camp and preseason, Strachan is attracting attention.

Strachan is facing an uphill struggle to make the regular season after entering camp as a seventh-round selection. Late-round draft selections are often demoted to the practice squad during their first season, with many being dismissed outright. It’s not unusual for players in Strachan’s position to miss the whole preseason.

The Colts’ newest wide receiver, on the other hand, has wasted little time in creating an impression at practice and in preseason games. During camp, Colts beat writers gushed over his athleticism and jump-ball skills, which Strachan demonstrated on a national stage during the team’s first preseason game.

Strachan made a spectacular contested grab, leaping above a Panthers defender on a pass thrown by quarterback Jacob Eason.

Talk about creating an impression on your first day on the job.

The Indianapolis Colts’ rookie wide out has caught the attention of NFL veteran Steve Smith.

At halftime, I bumped into Steve Smith, one of the greatest receivers in NFL history. I asked him about Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Mike Strachan. Strachan impresses him, he says, because he can sit down on his routes like a small man and utilize his 6-5 height to his advantage.

15 August 2021 — JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz)

Strachan’s performance at halftime of the Colts-Panthers preseason game was also noticed by NFL icon Steve Smith. Smith was pleased with the seventh-round pick’s ability to route-run like a “small man” while yet utilizing his imposing 6-5 height.

Highlight receptions and a recommendation from one of football’s all-time great wideouts? Start erecting the Strachan monument in front of Lucas Oil.

In real seriousness, the Colts have two more preseason games remaining, but Strachan is making a strong push to earn a roster berth. He’ll be sent to the practice squad at the very least, which is still good news for a seventh-round selection.

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