Indianapolis Colts 2021 roster projection after pivotal offseason
Indianapolis Colts Defensive Line:
The strength of the Indianapolis Colts’ defense is their front line. DeForest Buckner is one of the best pass-rushers in the league and consistently proves again and again he was worth the high price the Colts paid to the San Francisco 49ers.
The Colts also focused on defensive line with the first two picks of the draft, taking Michigan’s Kwity Paye and Vanderbilt’s Dayo Odeyingbo. While the Colts added young talent to their defensive line, they also let veteran Justin Houston walk in free agency, electing not to re-sign him. However, they did retain Kemoko Turay and Grover Stewart. The Colts will have a seven-man rotation on the defensive line, keeping the entire unit rested and ready to attack the quarterback.
Indianapolis Colts Linebackers:
One of my favorite players on last year’s Colts team was Anthony Walker, who was let go in free agency, and if I’m being honest, I was very disappointed in the front office for allowing his talent to walk.
However, the core linebackers are still Bobby Okereke and Darius Leonard, with Zaire Franklin looking to get into Nickel packages with his cover skills. However, Eberflus knows how to put players in positions to win their battles and will create a camp competition to fill that position left by Walker.
This year’s OTAs and camp battles will be ones to watch with so many talented linebackers who can get in the field.