2. Carter O’Donnell
Unlike last season, the Colts have promising offensive line depth this year.
An undrafted free agent out of Alberta University, Carter O’Donnell was actually one of the first rookies to sign with the Colts following last year’s draft.
At 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds with underrated athleticism, O’Donnell could one day become a quality backup tackle in the NFL. However, that probably won’t be with the Colts, who’ve clearly emphasized upgrading their offensive line depth this offseason with the signings of Sam Tevi, Julien Davenport and Chris Reed.
With center Joey Hunt, who was re-signed in free agency and Danny Pinter still in the mix, it appears that most (if not all) of the Colts’ reserve spots are filled. While there’s a chance that O’Donnell is kept around on the practice squad for insurance purposes, it really wouldn’t be surprising if Indy just decided to cut bait with the 22-year-old.
For as prevalent as injuries to offensive linemen are in today’s NFL, the Colts seem to have proper contingency plans in place in the event that one or two of their starters went down. Unfortunately for O’Donnell, however, that leaves him on the outside looking as we inch closer to the summer.