2. Danny Pinter
It’s already difficult enough for incoming offensive linemen to transition to the speed and physicality of the NFL. Throw in the fact that this year’s draft class will be close to five months off the pace of rookies in previous years, and it becomes hard to imagine how a large portion don’t struggle this season.
We don’t care how hard certain rookies were grinding during quarantine. It takes months to become familiar with a new playbook. Why do you think it’s so rare that offensive linemen burst onto the scene as world-beaters in Year 1? Fifth-round selection Danny Pinter won’t only have to shake off months of rust, but he was also drafted by a Colts team that has one of the best young OLs in the league.
The general consensus among draft evaluators is that Indy got a steal in Pinter. Unfortunately for the Ball State product, he won’t have the preseason to prove his worth. That’s a shame, because he was probably going to play a ridiculous amount of snaps.