The Colts had a surprising name as a starting corner in their first depth chart release: Kenny Moore. But how good can he be?
Kenny Moore was listed as a starting cornerback opposite of Pierre Desir on the Colts’ first unofficial depth chart. This is a surprise considering the team used a second round pick on Quincy Wilson last year. Wilson was expected to start along with Desir.
Wilson has some issues though. He was hurt most of last year, so when he did play he wasn’t effective. He missed a lot of critical development time because of those injuries. This has clearly hurt him going into training camp this year.
But lets not overlook Moore. Moore played in all of the Colts’ games last season. He was able to record an interception and a forced fumble. Moore has looked impressive so far in training camp as well. He has done a good job breaking up passes and staying with receivers.
Now this is only the first depth chart release so everything is subject to change. But Moore has earned this starting spot so far. He has done everything that the coaching staff has asked and more. He has certainly shown improvement from last season.
Wilson will get his chance in due time. But Moore is also a young player. He was claimed last season after the Patriots waived him after preseason. He was undrafted out of Valdosta State. He has done a great job fighting his way to the top.
Don’t be surprised if Moore holds onto this spot the whole season. The Colts clearly like his potential, and will be a big part of the defense. Even if he isn’t a starter, he would be a very effective nickelback.