The Colts didn’t do much to address the cornerback position this offseason, which leaves their depth chart looking pretty thin.
The Colts never really replaced Rashaan Melvin after he signed with the Raiders in free agency.
They missed out on any of the free agent cornerbacks they may have been targeting, and general manager Chris Ballard did not select a single defensive back with any of their 11 draft picks last weekend.
Indianapolis did recently sign veteran Kenneth Acker and they added a few undrafted free agent cornerbacks to their roster, but I wouldn’t expect any of those players to drastically improve the Colts’ depth at this position.
Indianapolis had the worst pass defense in the league last season, and this cornerback depth chart may cause them to slip towards the bottom of the league again in 2018.
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- Quincy Wilson
- Kenny Moore II
- Nate Hairston (starting slot cornerback)
- Kenneth Acker
- D.J. White
- Chris Milton
- Henre’ Toliver
I was encouraged by Quincy Wilson‘s progress during his rookie season, but I’d like him much better as the Colts’ number two corner.
Kenny Moore II showed some promise last year, but he only has 5 NFL starts under his belt.
Nate Hairston is still raw and he needs to improve on his rookie performance if he’s going to man that slot cornerback spot next season.
Kenneth Acker provides some veteran depth to this group, but he probably shouldn’t be in the starting lineup.
Henre’ Toliver is one of the Colts’ top undrafted rookies, and he has a good chance of making the roster.
Overall, this group is very inexperienced and lacks some promise, but if a couple of these players have breakout years this unit could improve.