Linebacker Battle Something to Watch at Colts Camp
The linebacker position might be the group with the most uncertainty behind it. And that makes it a good group to watch as camp unfolds.
The Colts are going to have new starters at linebacker this year. The defensive scheme change has brought in a lot of uncertainty in terms of starters for the team. There’s even more uncertainty after the tragic death of Edwin Jackson during the offseason.
There could be at least two new starters in that unit. Antonio Morrison looks like he will be the only returning starter at linebacker. He has played well so far in his young career and has shown the potential to be a solid starter for awhile. But after him, there are plenty of questions.
Rookie Darius Leonard has a chance. The second round pick from this year’s draft has a lot of talent, but will need to prove he can adjust to the speed of the NFL if he wants the starting job. He knows he is a big part of the Colts’ future plans regardless.
Najee Goode will probably start as well. He cam over from Philadelphia in the offseason. He will take over one of the outside linebacker positions. Goode is a newcomer though and will have to prove his worth in training camp.
Jeremiah George will fight for a spot as well. He has played mostly on special teams last season with the team and wants a chance to expand his role. Anthony Walker will also be doing the same thing. Walker is younger though and has shown more potential than George.
Whoever comes out of camp as the starters will have a lot to improve on from last season. The linebackers weren’t very good a season ago, and have a chance to show they can counted on down the line.