The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with cornerback D’Joun Smith and defensive end Henry Anderson.
Smith, 5-11, 193 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the third round (65th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in 44 games (34 starts) at Florida Atlantic and compiled 120 tackles (78 solo), 1.0 sack, 29 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. He also contributed on special teams and finished with 47 kickoff returns for 1,093 yards (23.3 avg.) with a long of 49 yards.
In 2014, he started all 11 games he played in and registered 53 tackles (32 solo), eight passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown. Smith garnered Second Team Conference USA honors and was the team’s Defensive Player of the Year. As a junior in 2013, Smith started all 12 games and finished with 35 tackles (25 solo), 1.0 sack, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and seven interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. His seven interceptions ranked No. 1 in the conference and No. 3 nationally as he was First Team Conference USA All-Conference, received first-team defensive honors from Phil Steele and was named the team’s MVP. Additionally, he was named the College Football Performance Awards National Defensive Back of the Week after recording three interceptions against Tulane. In 2012, Smith started all 11 games he played in and tallied 25 tackles (16 solo), eight passes defensed and one interception. He appeared in 10 games as a true freshman and had seven tackles (five solo).
Anderson, 6-6, 300 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in 48 games (35 starts) at Stanford and finished with 140 tackles (76 solo), 17.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed.
In 2014, Anderson started all 13 games he played in and recorded 65 tackles (40 solo), 15.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and two passes defensed. The fifth-year senior received several accolades including First Team All-Pac-12, SI.com All-America honorable mention and Phil Steele First Team All-Pac-12 honors. Anderson boasted honorable mention All-Pac-12 (2013) and Second Team All-Pac-12 (2012) honors during his redshirt sophomore and redshirt junior years. In 2013, he started all eight games he played in and registered 19 tackles (eight solo), 4.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. Anderson started all 14 games as a redshirt sophomore and contributed 50 tackles (27 solo), 13.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, five passes defensed and one forced fumble. In 2011, Anderson saw his first game action, appearing in 13 games and recording six tackles (one solo) and one fumble recovery. He was also a standout in the classroom, as he received First Team Pac-12 All-Academic honors each of the last three years of his collegiate career (2012-14).
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