10 Players to Watch at Colts Training Camp
5. Denzelle Good, Right Tackle
Right now, the starting right tackle job appears to be veteran Joe Reitz‘ job to lose, as promising 2nd-year pro Denzelle Good has missed some OTA time because of rehabilitation for injuries.
Reitz has proven experience and has been an invaluable versatile swing-tackle for the Colts in recent seasons, starting in relief all over the team’s offensive line.
However, at a listed massive 6’5″, 355 pounds, Good could be the long-term answer at the Colts starting right spot with the capability of using his enormous frame, strength, and athleticism to blow the doors off of opposing defenders in the blocking game:
"“I think Denzelle Good could play about any spot he wants,” said general manager Ryan Grigson earlier this offseason. “He has the aptitude to do that. He got better with each game. He blocked people in ways that you don’t typically see a rookie, let alone anyone, block—in terms of finishing, raw power and athleticism.”"
If the competition between Reitz and Good is close to even, the Colts may ultimately choose to roll with Good, who could be a bookend for the team along the right side for the foreseeable future.
However, having only 4 career starts and coming from an unheralded football program at Mars Hill, Good is still a bit of a developmental project for the Colts. Nevertheless, the size and strength are there to eventually become a dominant physical force for the team at starting right tackle–sooner rather than later.