Then, Jones injured his ankle and was lost for the year.
With little to no expectations, Anderson came through and became one of the best defensive players on the roster.
Anderson burst on the scene by recording up eight solo tackles (10 total) in his first regular-season game.
Anderson was on the up and up until a week nine when a torn ACL ended his 2015 campaign.
While it may take a while for Anderson to return to form from this injury, he could be in for even better things.
Pro Football Focus has big expecations for Anderson in 2016.
“More often than not, defensive linemen improve from year one to year two, so one would hope Anderson is healthy and can build upon his rookie success next season.” -Pro Football Focus
PFF had this to say about Anderson, “In Week 9. At that point of the season, he was a top-10 3-4 defensive end, with six of the nine players ahead of him at the time ultimately making the Top 101. Anderson stood out the most as a playmaker against the run; his 12.0 run-stop percentage was the second-best for 3-4 defensive ends on the season. Even though he was held to one sack on the year, he was the Colts’ most persistent interior rusher, with a 7.1 pass-rushing productivity. More often than not, defensive linemen improve from year one to year two, so one would hope Anderson is healthy and can build upon his rookie success next season.”
If he stays healthy and continues to play how he did last season, Anderson could be an All-pro sooner rather than later.