The Colts used their 5th round pick to address the offensive line. As one of the best in the league, the team is returning all five starters from the 2019 season. Drafting Danny Pinter ensures the team will have depth along the line if injuries occur in 2020.
He converted from TE in his first 3 seasons to playing along the line during his senior year. His athleticism and quickness from his years as a TE are clearly shown when he lines up; he displays good footwork for having little experience playing along the line. However, questions come up of his physical traits (mostly his undersized arms) and whether or not he can learn the position as he enters the league.
2020 Colts Projection:
With that being said, he’ll be a viable backup and depth player for the Colts. C Ryan Kelly was sidelined for multiple games last year and Anthony Costanzo is nearing the end of his career; Pinter can step up as a key addition to a position group that lacks depth. His play will be determined only if he gets the right coaching to learn the techniques needed to play along the offensive line.
Rookie Projections: 7 GP, 1 GS, 4 penalties committed