Nose Tackle: David Parry, Zach Kerr
Like his former Stanford teammate Henry Anderson, David Parry was an immediate starter along the Colts defensive line as a rookie, starting in all 16 of the team’s games. As a 5th round pick of the team last season, Parry was a pleasant surprise and showed initial promise before fading a bit as the season progressed. However, he projects to be the Colts starting nose tackle for the opener for a consecutive season and should build on his rookie campaign.
Behind him is 3rd-year pro, Zach Kerr, who also has shown flashes of his immense potential at an enormous 6’2″, 334 pounds. In 12 games last season (4 starts), Kerr made 29 tackles and should remain a key rotational defensive lineman for the Colts going forward. However, if he could ever consistently put it all together on the field, Kerr has the size and athletic ability to eventually become a full-time starter for the team’s defensive line.