During free agency Colts owner Jim Irsay generated intrigue via a series of tweets suggesting that the team was targeting a big-name receiver. It turned out to be Darrius Heyward-Bey a top-10 draft pick who never really lived up to his potential and hype in Oakland.

That could be changing. Heyward-Bey is drawing strong reviews in Indy despite reportedly having five drops in his first two days of Colts camp.

“He had two back-to-back really good days” coach Chuck Pagano told reporters on Thursday “so I think like anything else you make a catch here you make a catch there and yesterday opened with a big play and so I think from there he is just starting to obviously feel more comfortable in the offense terminology-wise all the play calls things like that and then he’s making plays whether it is big plays down the field underneath so I think from a confidence standpoint a mental standpoint he is just getting more comfortable and obviously the chemistry is starting to grow between him and [Andrew] Luck.”

Heyward-Bey made six catches in practice on Thursday and quarterback Andrew Luck says repetition is the key to getting the level of comfort necessary between himself and Heyward-Bey.