Colts: Will Cornerback Kenny Moore be a Full Time Starter in 2018?
Outside of Quincy Wilson, the Colts’ starting cornerback jobs are up for grabs and Kenny Moore could step up in 2018.
Cornerback is going to be a position to keep a close eye on as the Colts prepare for the regular season.
The current crop of cornerbacks lacks experience, but the coaching staff in Indianapolis believes that this group has a lot of potential.
One of the players the Colts may be counting on next year is Kenny Moore.
Moore was probably the third-best cornerback on the roster last year behind Rashaan Melvin and Quincy Wilson.
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He played in all 16 games as a rookie last season, including 5 starts, where he broke up 5 passes with 1 interception and also forced a fumble.
At 5-foot 9-inches and 179 pounds, Moore doesn’t have great size, but he was able to make up for that lack of size with good instincts in coverage and good lateral quickness.
The former Valdosta State Blazer showed some promise in his first year of NFL action, but he has not locked up a starting job for next season.
Pierre Desir, Nate Hairston, Chris Milton, and D.J. White will all be competing with Moore for a starting spot during training camp, which begins July 26th.
Pierre Desir is a former fourth round pick, D.J. White is a former sixth rounder, and the Colts drafted Nate Hairston in the fifth round last year, but they all might be beaten out by an undrafted second year player in Kenny Moore.
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There is no clear leader in the clubhouse, so this year’s training camp will largely determine who will hear their name called in the starting lineup next year.
Colts fans will need to keep track of who gets those first team reps as this pass defense looks for a turnaround in 2018.