Colts Potential Defensive Depth Chart for 2015

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Aug 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts line backer

Bjoern Werner

(92) on the sidelines during their pre season game against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

1. Robert Mathis

2. Bjoern Werner

3. Jonathan Newsome


1. D’Qwell Jackson

2. Nate Irving


1. Jerrell Freeman

2. Amarlo Herrera


1. Trent Cole

2. Erik Walden

3. Bjoern Werner

I actually like the way that our linebackers are looking this year (assuming they’re all healthy). Irving will hopefully be a good run stuffer and a quality backup at the inside spot. The person to really watch in the offseason is going to be Bjoern Werner. While he did slightly improve this past season, he still has a ways to go until he reaches that first round talent that the Colts thought him to be. I think he will get a lot of work in and even on both strong and weak sides, in hopes that he improves. If Newsome continues to improve then he will be a great depth linebacker, but at this point he is pretty average. At this point in his development, that’s all we’re asking from Newsome. I believe Werner is going into his make or break season, and if he does not improve then Newsome will easily slide up the depth chart.