The Colts are a team with a lot of competition at a lot of different positions. But they still need depth at one key position.
The Colts are in a better position than they were last offseason in terms of depth. They are able to have a higher breed of competition at most of their positions. But there is one still position on defense in which they need more quality depth with.
Cornerback is that such position. They have some quality starters in Pierre Desir and Kenny Moore for the slot position. Quincy Wilson is a question mark at the other outside corner position. Which is why the depth is an issue right now. They don’t have anyone that can realistically push him.
Nate Hairston has a chance, as does Marvell Tate. But they need someone who has played a lot of games in the league who would be a nice, veteran backup. They have the cap space to go out and find someone like that who can ease their concerns if one of their corners went down with an injury.
Rashaan Melvin could be that guy. The Colts let him go last season and he signed a one-year deal with Oakland. He fell out of the good graces of the coaching staff and didn’t see a whole lot of action late in the year. The Colts could bring him back and he wouldn’t miss a beat.
Morris Claiborne is another. He has been around the league a lot and has shown he can start in spots. He has had problems with teams everywhere he has been however, so he might not be the best culture fit. But he might be good enough to give a one-year deal to.
No matter who they go out and get, the Colts should seriously consider getting a veteran cornerback to help with their depth. You can’t have too many corners in this pass-happy league.