With the Colts letting Donte Moncrief walk in free agency, the number two wide receiver spot is up for grabs during training camp. Who are the contenders to win that starting spot?
Donte Moncrief was let go by the Colts this offseason after a career of injuries and disappointment. Moncrief was never able to live up to expectations. But now that he is gone, there are several candidates available to take his number two receiver spot.
Chester Rogers is the guy who comes in with the most experience playing with the Colts. He was the team’s primary slot receiver the last couple of years. He has shown flashes of solid pass catching ability. He had good chemistry with Jacoby Brissett last year as well.
The Colts did sign a receiver in free agency to compete as well. They signed Ryan Grant after he failed his physical in Baltimore. He has always had potential, but injuries have put a damper on his production. He has yet to have a 1,000 yard receiving season in his career.
Then there are the tight ends. Just because they aren’t wide receiver by position doesn’t mean they can’t be the number two producer behind T.Y. Hilton. Jack Doyle has been the team’s most reliable pass catcher the last couple of years. That is expected to continue. Eric Ebron is also an interesting piece brought in. He could create match-up problems for teams as well.
Grant seems like the most likely candidate to be the number two guy. The Colts didn’t pay him a lot of money to not produce. Expect him to get the bulk of the number two looks in training camp. But Rogers should not be ruled out either.
Whoever the number two receiver ends up being, the Colts need production from them. They need all of their offensive weapons to play at full potential to be where they want to be.