New Era Scouting's Luke Paul Chandler names the top 10 (5 offense, 5 defense) rookies so far. The Colts put two in the top 10. Jacob Tamme came in at the #3 offensive player and undrafted DT Eric Foster was Chandler's #5 defensive rookie to date.
3. Jacob Tamme, TE, Indianapolis Colts - In an offense tailored to a deep, spread-out passing attack, Tamme has fit in well. He has soft hands and has been getting open well on underneath routes. The Colts thrive on a two-tight-end offense, and Tamme could be a nice replacement for Ben Utecht this season.
5. Eric Foster, DT, Indianapolis Colts - The Colts priority on finding and developing late-round and undrafted free agents has paid off again with Foster. Foster was thought to be a tweener heading into the draft, but he has carved out a niche for the Colts who favor smaller defensive linemen. He’s played with a great pad level, but he still has to work on anchoring against larger linemen.
Without a first round pick the Colts draft two of the 10 rookies shining in preseason. The Colts were the only team to have 2 in the top 10 and only the Patriots even had a second player as one of the 6 honorable mentions.