Tight end was one of the positions of strength for the Colts last season. But there are some new faces in the building, and that might make this unit even better.
The Colts had a good year from their tight ends. Jack Doyle made the Pro Bowl, and was the team’s second leading receiver. Brandon Williams also caught 13 passes, but was much more useful as a blocker. He was very good at blocking in the run game.
They did all of this with a backup quarterback in Jacoby Brissett. Next year they’ll have Andrew Luck back slinging them the ball. That should increase everyone’s stats across the board. And of course there is a new face in the crowd that should make the unit even better.
Eric Ebron joins the group as a player who hasn’t quite been able to live up to his potential thus far in his career. He has dropped the ball in critical games and has been inconsistent. But he came to Indianapolis to play with Andrew Luck, and has said as such.
Ebron gives the Colts yet another weapon to work with from the tight end spot. He should give them a solid number two tight end option behind Doyle. The Colts can use all of the passing options they can get, especially since they still only have three receivers that have any useful NFL game experience.
The tight ends should have another good year next season. They will be put in better spots to succeed than they were last season, and will have a better team around them as well. A new offense will also help utilize their skills more as well.
Colts fans should expect big things out of the tight ends next season. It would be shocking if they didn’t bring their play to another level.