The Colts had plenty of players step up and improve their play this season, but one player did it more than the others.
There was plenty to love about the 2018 season for Colts fans. They improved their record from 4-12 to 10-6 and won a playoff game. Several players upped their play this season, including the most improved player of everyone on the roster; Kenny Moore.
Moore was entrusted as the Colts’ number one corner after Rashaan Melvin was let go in free agency. Moore had shown the ability to play great man-to-man coverage and good zone coverage too. He displayed that this season, even when he moved to the slot.
The Colts moved Moore to the slot more later in the year so he could use his speed on blitzes. He recorded 1.5 sacks this season and had a bunch of pressures. It was used to catch teams off guard later in the season, and it worked. He didn’t let the move affect his ball skills either.
Moore had 3 interceptions this year and 11 passes defended. He didn’t let any receiver beat him too badly this year, and showed everyone in the organization that he does have what it takes to be the top corner on a good defense. Moore’s play elevated everyone else’s play in the secondary.
Moore’s play was a big help in the back end this season, and it should only improve from here. He is still young at just 23 years old. He is still learning how to play in the NFL. As he does that, his play will continue to improve and he will grow like the rest of the young players on this roster.
Expect Moore to continue to play more in the slot to allow more of those blitzes next season. But expect his ball skills to improve.