5. Rookie Center Ryan Kelly
Selected by the Colts in the 1st round with the 18th overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft, Ryan Kelly is slated to start from Day 1 in the middle of the team’s offensive line and has practiced as such.
The 6’4″, 311 pound All-American and Rimington Trophy Award Winner–which is given annually to the nation’s best collegiate center figures to anchor the Colts offensive line for the next decade.
There’s no question that the Colts starting center job has been a turnstile since the team drafted Andrew Luck in 2012, shuffling through the likes of Samson Satele, Mike McGlynn, A.Q. Shipley, Khaled Holmes, and Jonotthan Harrison.
Kelly possesses the talent and leadership to become a stalwart along the Colts offensive line and should make Luck’s life easier behind center. Not to mention, open up the run game in the interior.