How The Colts Can Perfectly Fill Their Positions of Need

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Sep 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (92) smiles during the game against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Number 2: Defensive Line

The Colts defensive line needs some major improvement this offseason. After getting dominated by the New England Patriots yet again in this year’s embarrassing 45-7 AFC Championship loss, it has to start up front for the Colts. The team only has one proven starting caliber defensive end currently on the roster in Arthur Jones and could also withstand to upgrade at the nose tackle position, where Josh Chapman is ideally a rotational defensive lineman on a really good defensive unit.

Perfect Scenario: The Baltimore Ravens and Haloti Ngata cannot reach an agreement on a new restructuring of his contract, and he’s released by the only team he’s ever known. The Colts act quickly and pounce on one of the best defensive linemen in the game with Chuck Pagano a key factor in reuniting with his old player. With Ngata’s ability to play either defensive end or nose tackle, he immediately upgrades the Colts defensive line and provides them with a true difference-maker in the trenches, and someone that can consistently command a double team, no questions asked.

Additionally, the Colts re-sign solid veteran and team leader Cory Redding to a reasonable 1-year contract. However, given Redding’s advanced football age at 34, the team also signs the Kansas City Chiefs Mike DeVito (who also gets released), to re-establish an effective 3-man rotation at defensive end with Ricky Jean-Francois recent release. A notable run stuffer, DeVito provides the Colts with another run stopping presence along their defensive line.