Colts: 3 depth chart problems fans should worry about
By Mike Luciano
2. Wide receiver
This still warrants repeating, as the Colts decided that the best way to improve upon a poor wide receiver group from last year was to … bring back the exact same players despite plenty of money to spend on the free agent market and more than enough quality targets available in the draft.
Mike Strachan, a seventh-round pick who isn’t even a lock to make the roster, was one of their bigger additions. A UDFA group led by players like Tarik Black and Tyler Vaughns will push the likes of TY Hilton, Michael Pittman Jr., and the oft-injured Parris Campbell for snaps. Catch the fever!
The Colts are thin at wide receiver.
This could all be alleviated if Campbell plays up to his potential. With his speed, Hilton’s big-play abilities, and Pittman’s knack for racking up yards after the catch, Wentz will have more than enough weapons with which he can attack the defense.
If that doesn’t happen, however, we might see a repeat of what happened in Philadelphia. If you thought that the Eagles didn’t give Wentz a ton of support at wide receiver, wait until you see the QB try to win a division title against a loaded Titans offense with a coupe of UDFAs getting snaps if things don’t work out.