Josh Downs’ historic freshman streak points to additional receiving cap space for the Colts.

Josh Downs’ historic freshman streak points to additional receiving cap space for the Colts.

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Reggie Wayne was shocked.

Josh Downs put on a show at the NFL Scouting Combine that left Indianapolis Colts wide receivers coach Wayne speechless. He didn’t want Downs’ spring appearance at Lucas Oil Stadium to become one of his NFL careers. Wayne wanted this to happen regularly.
So when the former Colts ace was asked to share with coach Shane Steichen and the rest of the staff at the NFL’s annual presentation, Downs was one of the first players to mention Wayne.

Downs’ speed, steady hands and sharp direction were all welcome when the Colts selected him in the third round of the NFL draft, but Wayne said Downs is still getting used to the smell.
“It’s going to take a while to get over that college smell.” Wayne said with a smile.
“But so far, I think it’s okay.”

One way Downs throws Wayne off the scent is by running fast, catching the scent before Wayne’s nose picks it up.
That’s exactly what Downs did in the longest game of his rookie career.
In the Colts’ close loss to the Browns last week, Downs led Indianapolis on a 59-yard field goal. The referee threw a flag when the Browns jumped offsides, and Downs remembered the “golden rule” he learned in high school and immediately ran straight, twisting slightly.

 

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