Indianapolis Colts: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Ryan Diem, Indianapolis Colts
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. Offensive Tackle. 2001-11. Ryan Diem. 26. player. 46

Chances are not many general NFL fans are going to remember Ryan Diem. He was an outstanding asset for the Colts during his 12 years in town, but he was far from an unforgettable name — especially among offensive tackles.

While that may be the case, Indianapolis fans will surely remember him for being one of the sturdiest pieces of the Colts offense during the Peyton Manning era. The starting right tackle was a star who wasn’t treated as one, but certainly earned his place among the best blockers in franchise history.

Among all the players on this list, Diem will go down as one of the most underrated. While he did manage one Super Bowl victory with the Colts, he never made a single Pro Bowl or All-Pro team. That’s bonkers considering how dominant Indianapolis’ former starting right tackle was for much of his NFL career.

Regardless, what’s done is done. All we know is that Diem is more than worthy of this spot on the list of greatest Colts players of all-time. You may not agree, but I’m sure Manning would vouch for Diem if asked to.