We continue looking at every position before camp and move on to the tight ends. The Colts have no shortage of depth at this position.
The tight ends play a major role in the Colts’s offense. We saw that last year with the year that Eric Ebron had, as he was a major red zone threat and caught a lot of touchdowns. But this unit is about to be even more dangerous this year than in 2018.
Jack Doyle comes back healthy for this season. He has been the Swiss army knife player that the Colts use for a bunch of situations. He is a fantastic blocker, has reliable hands, and can make big plays when needed. He is the ultimate player, and is as tough as nails too.
It will be hard for Ebron to put up the numbers he did a year ago, but that’s okay. That’s because the Colts have more weapons around him and can distribute the ball all over the field. He still will be a big red zone target however. He will still get some touchdowns.
Mo Alie-Cox is the perfect third tight end for this group. He has good enough hands where he can be used in passing situations and be used as an extra weapon. His blocking still needs to improve a little bit, but that is what this training camp will be about for him.
After these three, it gets dicey. Billy Brown, Gabe Holmes, Ross Travis, and rookie Hale Hengtes are also there. The Colts like what Travis has given them in limited playing time, but Hengtes was drafted to be that blocking tight end they like. Only two of these players might make the cut.
Tight end is another fascinating position to watch as training camp unfolds.