By all accounts, Quenton Nelson has not practiced like a rookie. The No. 6 overall pick, arguably the safest choice in the draft, has been everything the Colts expected.
“He’s as well-prepared for . . . transition to this level of any guy I’ve ever been associated with as a rookie,” Colts offensive line coach Dave Deguglielmo said, via Mike Wells of ESPN. “I don’t even look at him like a rookie, because physically he doesn’t play like a rookie; he doesn’t move like a rookie. He doesn’t work like a rookie; he doesn’t talk like a rookie. He’s a little bit naïve about some things.
“He’s naïve because some of the pressure and length of the season and stuff like…