The Colts think they got a great player with their second-round pick in this year’s NFL draft.
That player is cornerback Vontae Davis, whom the Colts acquired during training camp last season when they traded this year’s second-round pick (which turned out to be No. 54 overall) to the Dolphins. Last year Davis started 10 games and had three interceptions, and this year Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson believes Davis is on track to become an All-Pro like his big brother, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.
“We expect greatness from Vontae,” Grigson said. “Everyone knows what he is capable of. It’s time for him to turn the corner in his career the way his brother did out in San Francisco. We saw glimpses and impressive flashes last year, but we expect him to put it all together this fall.”
Davis struggled with injuries during his first year in Indianapolis, but he came on strong late in the year and was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the final game of the regular season. That’s the way Grigson expects Davis to play all the time this year.