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Colts Guard Braden Smith Signs Rookie Contract

The Indianapolis Colts today announced that guard Braden Smith — the second-round (37th-overall) pick in the 2018 NFL Draft — has signed his rookie contract. Only linebacker Darius Leonard remains unsigned from the 11-player 2018 draft class.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts today signed guard Braden Smith.

The Colts have now signed 10 of their 11 draft picks from the 2018 NFL Draft.

Smith, 6-6, 315 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the second round (37th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. He saw action in 53 career games at Auburn and started 41 consecutive games dating back to his freshman season. Smith earned All-America honors in each of his final two seasons and won the 2017 SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the conference's best blocker.

In 2017, Smith started all 14 games at right guard and was named a First Team All-SEC choice. He started all 13 games at right guard in 2016 and garnered First Team All-SEC recognition (the Associated Press, ESPN, Pro Football Focus, Athlon and Phil Steele) as well as Second Team All-SEC honors (coaches). In 2015, Smith started all 13 games, primarily at right guard. He earned Second Team All-SEC honors (the Associated Press). As a freshman in 2014, Smith played in all 13 games (one start) and saw action on both the offensive line and as a tight end in jumbo sets. He was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team.

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