Form a new Running Back Committee in Indy
One of the most impactful moves Ballard has made this offseason was focused on the running back position.
Ballard seems to have created a committee of running backs that all serve a certain purpose behind Andrew Luck.
While Marlon Mack will likely be the leader in carries for the Colts, Robert Turbin, who is considered more of a power back, will also share the load for Reich. Ballard also drafted Nyheim Hines out of NC State in the fourth round, and Jordan Wilkins of Ole Miss in the fifth round of this year’s draft.
Hines’ role has yet to be determined, but based on his background as a wide receiver at NC State, it seems as if he could be a third down pass catching threat out of the backfield. Wilkins provides another pair of young legs in the Colts’ backfield.
These running backs give Luck even more options that he didn’t have two years ago. Having running backs that can serve different purposes will help the Colts confuse opposing defenses, but it will also provide Luck more weapons around him to get the ball out of his hands quickly.