The Colts are going to have a bunch of new players on the offensive line, and that will help the depth, which is badly needed.
There are plenty of needs on this Colts team. One of them was increasing the depth on the offensive line. They were able to achieve that by drafting two lineman and signing another in free agency. Now the question becomes who will start and who will be the backups.
It doesn’t really matter who starts and who is on the bench. Having the amount of new players just breeds competition and should help the overall quality of the unit. The Colts haven’t had real quality competition for multiple positions on the o-line in several years.
The right side of the line is going to be a huge question mark. The guard and tackle position are both up for grabs. Several players are in contention for those positions, including Jack Mewhort, Le’Raven Clark, Matt Slauson, and Braden Smith.
All of those players are solid contributors. Whoever wins the job will have strong backups behind them. Not only does that give the Colts insurance in case of injury, but it also forces the starters to play well for fear of losing their job.
This new amount of competing is exactly what Frank Reich wants to see. He wants to have that in every position group. The offense will benefit greatly from having the most competition in the most important group on the offense as well.
The O-line battle will be one of the most compelling battles to watch come training camp time. Until then, Colts fans can be excited about the prospect of finally having a stable offensive line.