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Colts rookie Kwity Paye is off to a quick start to begin his pro career

NFL: AUG 07 Indianapolis Colts Training Camp Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Indianapolis Colts rookie Kwity Paye, who’s projected to start at right defensive end during the 2021 campaign, is off to a very quick start so far at the team’s training camp practices, raising eyebrows—especially as of late:

Now, some of that should be taken with a grain of salt—or at least a disclaimer, that the Colts replacement left tackles have routinely been beat in training camp by almost everyone, as the team sorely hopes Eric Fisher debuts much sooner rather than later.

However, Paye’s explosiveness, quickness, and twitch have still been on full display. He’s been very active and is making plays almost daily—as Kwity has clearly made his presence felt off the edge, both early and often for the Colts:

The Colts’ 2021 first round pick figures to be thrown into the fire from the get-go, as the starting job is safely his to lose—as he’s both the present and the future at defensive end for Indianapolis, already showcasing his unique combination of speed and power:

“You can see him translating the things that we’re coaching and teaching,” Colts head coach Frank Reich said at a recent training camp practice via The Athletic’s Stephen Holder. “You always saw the natural power, but today, I saw speed. I saw speed, which we knew he had, but as a rookie, it takes you a second to play fast. And I’m starting to see him play faster and faster.”

So far, the Colts promising young pass rusher appears to be a little bit ahead of schedule—with the game already slowing down, and is ready to hit the ground running.