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Colts 2016 player preview: Wide receiver Tevaun Smith

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The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason.  To pass the time until camp, we're taking a look at every player on the Colts' 90-man roster.  Today, we're looking at wide receiver Tevaun Smith.

Who is he?

Tevaun Smith (6-2, 205 pounds) was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa, where he played in 47 career games (starting 24) and recorded 102 receptions for 1,500 yards and seven scores (averaging 14.7 yards per catch).  As a senior in 2015, he caught 32 passes for 563 yards and three scores, while as a junior he was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten after catching 43 passes for 596 yards and three touchdowns.  He ran a 4.33 40 yard dash at his pro day and told the Toronto Sun that he received interest from teams like the Packers, Texans, Raiders, and Bills, though he ultimately decided that the Colts were the best fit.  The speedy playmaker was also recently drafted in the first round of this year's Canadian Football League Draft by the Edmonton Eskimos, though it sounds like he wants to compete for a shot in the NFL first and foremost.

What is his role?

Like all of the other undrafted receivers on the Colts roster, the opportunities the team has open made them a good and logical fit.  After T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Phillip Dorsett, the depth chart at wide receiver is wide open, so someone like Smith certainly could stand a legitimate shot.  We included him on our list of five undrafted free agents to keep an eye on for the Colts, and if he can prove to be a well-rounded threat rather than simply a deep threat, he could surprise some people and make the roster as the fourth or fifth wideout.

What are his chances?

Like any undrafted player his chances aren't great, but he's one of the more interesting undrafted receivers competing for a depth spot with the Colts.