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NFL: Indianapolis Colts-Minicamp Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In less than two months, we will see the 2017 Indianapolis Colts on the field against an actual opponent for their preseason opener against the Detroit Lions. That game will be the first chance that fans have to see the newcomers in action for the Colts, but we’ve already gotten the chance to see the rookies in their Colts uniforms.

Today the team had a photoshoot for their rookies and they shared several updates on the team Snapchat account. For those of you without Snapchat, we grabbed some screenshots of the rookies in their uniforms.

Here’s first round safety Malik Hooker (29):

Second round cornerback Quincy Wilson (31):

Fourth round offensive lineman Zach Banner (72):

Fourth round running back Marlon Mack (25):

Fourth round defensive lineman Grover Stewart (68):

Fifth round cornerback Nate Hairston (27):

And fifth round linebacker Anthony Walker (50):

The only one of the Colts’ eight draft picks who wasn’t shown in the team’s Snapchat story about the photoshoot was third round pass rusher Tarell Basham, but I wouldn’t read anything into that (because using a Snapchat story of a rookie photoshoot to formulate any sort of opinions like that is ridiculous anyway).

It’s really cool to get a first look at these Colts rookies in their new uniforms, and it will be even more exciting to see them take the field. Malik Hooker hasn’t even been on the practice field yet as he’s recovering from injury, while others (like Anthony Walker) have had limited time. But these guys will see plenty of work in training camp and preseason as the Colts attempt to get them up to speed quickly to see what they can do, and I’d expect most (if not all) of them to find significant roles with the Colts early on. Malik Hooker and Quincy Wilson very well could wind up starting in the secondary, while Tarell Basham and Marlon Mack figure to see significant snaps as key rotational guys - Basham as a situational pass rusher and Mack as a change-of-pace running back. Zach Banner and Grover Stewart figure to add depth in the trenches, Anthony Walker will be right in the midst of the inside linebacker competition, and Nate Hairston could get some looks as a potential nickel cornerback.

In short, I expect this Colts draft class to be full of contributors very early on, so Colts fans should expect to see these guys on the field plenty in the upcoming months.