After two days, offensive line depth is still something the Indianapolis Colts could use. Who could they select at tackle?
The Indianapolis Colts have had a productive day two in the 2020 NFL Draft, getting two players to help out the offense in USC’s Michael Pittman Jr. and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor. They then came back in the third to select Utah safety Julian Blackmon after trading back.
With four selections on day three, the Colts have the opportunity to get a steal early on. Anthony Castonzo did return to Indy, but it would be good to at least have some depth at tackle heading into the season. The tackle class is very deep this year, and there are quite a few players available for the Colts as we head in to day three. Let’s look at five tackles they could select.
Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
When looking at Prince Tega Wanogho, it’s a wonder why he lasted into day three of the 2020 NFL Draft. Wanogho has the size and frame to be a starting left tackle, and shows great movement skills and an ability to frame rushers in pass protection. He needs to work on his initial strike and hand placement, as it gets too wide sometimes.
Saadhiq Charles, LSU
If Saadhiq Charles can clean up the off-field stuff, he’d be a great fit in Indianapolis with the Colts. Charles has the movement skills to lead the charge in the run game and battled against the top edge defenders in the SEC all season long. Chris Ballard should give him a look in round four for sure.
Jack Driscoll, Auburn
Why not keep diving into the Auburn well? Jack Driscoll is almost the foil of Wanogho, with great hand placement, a finisher’s mentality, and solid movement skills overall. Driscoll sometimes gives up inside moves because he over sets off the snap, but the tools are there to develop into a starting tackle.
Ben Bartch, St. John’s
Here would be a fun development project. Ben Bartch has tools, from almost robotic pass sets and great balance throughout his reps. Adjusting to the speed of the NFL, especially the speedy edge rushers, will be key for him. He’s still worth a selection on day three.
Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
This is almost cheating here, as this writer believes that Hakeem Adeniji is better suited to kick inside to guard. Adeniji is a powerful player and has the experience of playing tackle his whole career at Kansas. He does a good job reaching the backside three-tech in the run game, and drops anchor really well in pass protection. His movement skills aren’t great, but at guard, you can maximize his talent.
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