The Colts drafted two offensive linemen in the seventh round. One of them might have some problems making the team though.
Jackson Barton was drafted in the seventh round by the Colts. He plays tackle and played his college ball at Utah. He is a big guy at 6’7, but might still have a problem making the team. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t worth the late round pick.
Barton only plays tackle, so his positional versatility is a little bit limited. He also gets stood up a big too much on bull rushes. He doesn’t use his frame quite as well as he should. But that should be helped with some NFL level coaching. But that still might not be enough.
There are so many things that hard work can overcome. Not only is Barton’s talent lacking a little bit, but he joins a very crowded offensive line. He wasn’t even the only lineman drafted. That alone makes his competition stiff. But now he has to work on taking someone’s job.
It would be a bonus for the Colts if they were able to make a backup out of Barton. There is a chance he doesn’t last through training camp. But on the off chance that he does, the Colts got themselves another gem late in the draft process.
It will be interesting to see how Barton develops over the course of rookie mini camp and OTA’s in to training camp. If he can develop, the Colts just added more depth onto their most important unit.