The Colts pass defense ranked last in the league last season, and they may be losing their top cornerback in free agency this offseason. It’s time to add some more talent at that position.
Indianapolis cut Vontae Davis during last season, and Rashaan Melvin’s contract is up after he just had a breakout year. The Colts drafted a couple of cornerbacks last offseason, but Quincy Wilson and Nate Hairston are not ready to be the top two corners on a winning team.
Even if the Colts manage to re-sign Melvin this offseason and Quincy Wilson is ready to be a quality cornerback, you can never have too many talented corners in this league.
Patrick Robinson just had a career year in Philadelphia as they’re headed to the Super Bowl, and the Colts may be smart to bring Robinson back to Indianapolis this offseason.
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If the Colts would like a younger option in free agency, E.J. Gaines, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Kyle Fuller, T.J. Carrie, and Bryce Callahan all had good seasons in 2017 and could be available. There aren’t a ton of big name free agent cornerbacks this offseason, but there are several players who are capable of playing at a high level as a number two or three corner.
This year’s draft class isn’t quite as talented at cornerback as it was last year, but there could be some intriguing prospects available in the middle rounds.
The Colts already have a few young cornerbacks who may be ready to take the next step, so I would attempt to address this issue at corner with an established player or two in free agency.