Colts ‘Two-Deep’ Depth Chart

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Jun 7, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) communicates with his team during mini camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) communicates with his team during mini camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 7, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly (78) participates in blocking drills during mini camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly (78) participates in blocking drills during mini camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

Center: Ryan Kelly, Austin Blythe

This year’s 1st round pick, Ryan Kelly, has already been slotted in as the team’s starting center and should provide an immediate upgrade at the position.

The 6’4″, 311 pound center anchored the Alabama Crimson Tide offensive line, as a 3-year starter with 35 career starts and was named the Rimington Trophy Award Winner, which is given annually to the nation’s top center. Not to mention, he was a consensus 1st-Team All-American selection last season.

Kelly is a “plug and play” player, who should anchor the interior of the Colts offensive line for the next decade and make Luck’s life much easier behind center.

Behind Kelly is rookie 7th round pick Austin Blythe, who the Colts value for his technical soundness, toughness, and tenacity in the trenches. Despite being undersized, Blythe has shown the blocking ability and wherewithal at Iowa to stick as Kelly’s primary backup at center.

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