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Colts Draft Florida Atlantic Cornerback D'Joun Smith In Round Three

Intro: For the first time under Ryan Grigson, the Colts traded down in the NFL Draft. With the No. 65 overall pick, they selected D’Joun Smith, a cornerback from Florida Atlantic.


INDIANAPOLIS – Becoming an NFL draft pick for many is a dream come true in itself.

Throw in graduating from college the same evening and you have a night that even Hollywood writers would raise their eyes at.

After trading back to the No. 65 pick (the top of the third round), the Colts took Florida Atlantic cornerback D'Joun Smith with their second selection of 2015.**

Getting To Know D'Joun Smith-Why Smith?**

Confidence is a necessity when being on an island at the cornerback position and D'Joun Smith spoke like one on Friday night. Known as an "instinctive" player, Smith was a two-time Conference USA selection highlighted by seven interceptions as a junior. Smith said he "hit it off" with the Colts during a Combine interview and Chuck Pagano was present at the Florida Atlantic Pro Day to watch Smith.-What a day

With his cap and gown still on, Smith joined for an interview minutes after being taken No. 65 overall on Friday night. Smith graduated with a degree in communications from Florida Atlantic earlier on Friday. Smith said that he never watched the draft growing up, but had to turn it on following his graduation. Chuck Pagano, a former defensive backs coached, called Smith to let him know he was becoming the first cornerback taken by the Colts since the 2011 NFL Draft.-Smith's role in Indianapolis?

The Colts head into 2015 with their corner trio in tact for a third season together (Vontae Davis, Greg Toler and Darius Butler). However, all three of those guys are entering their seventh NFL seasons, and depth behind them is limited in a league of multiple receiver sets. Smith said he played some safety during his senior season at FAU, but it sounds like his initial look in the NFL will be at the cornerback position. Darrelle Revis and Charles Woodson are two names that Smith mentioned as cornerbacks he likes to hone his game after. Smith does have kick return ability, giving the Colts another special teams option to begin their 2015 draft class.

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