Indianapolis Colts Post-Draft Depth Chart Projections: Wide Receiver

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The Colts’ wide receiver depth chart will look much different in 2018 after a major shakeup to the receiving corps this offseason.

Outside of T.Y. Hilton, the rest of the Colts’ receiving corps will either be new to Indianapolis or severely inexperienced.

T.Y. has been able to put up incredible numbers despite working with various backup quarterbacks over the past few seasons, and there’s no doubt he’ll be the number one option again next season.

However, the rest of the spots on the wide receiver depth chart are up for grabs.

Here’s how I project the depth chart to look like entering week 1 of the regular season:

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  1. T.Y. Hilton
  2. Ryan Grant
  3. Chester Rogers
  4. Deon Cain
  5. Steve Ishmael
  6. Daurice Fountain
  7. Kolby Listenbee
  8. Krishawn Hogan

I’m pumped to see what rookie wide receiver Deon Cain has to offer, and I think he could end the season as the Colts’ number two wide receiver. But it would be extremely hard for a sixth round rookie to jump a couple of more experienced players on the depth chart before the regular season begins.

Ryan Grant is a solid player, and I’d expect him to begin the year as the number two guy.

Chester Rogers was number three on the depth chart last season, and I think he’ll man that spot again in 2018.

I’ll admit that I don’t know much about fifth round rookie wide receiver Daurice Fountain out of Northern Iowa, and he may be perfectly capable of shocking most draft analysts and earning a starting spot out of training camp.

However, I think Steve Ishmael is a really talented undrafted rookie who has a great shot at making the 53-man roster.

This group of wide receivers doesn’t have me extremely excited, but there is enough young talent on the depth chart to surprise some people in 2018.

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