5 elite prospects that will be available for Colts in round 2 of NFL Draft
OT Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State
It’s time for the Colts to go young at the left tackle position. The last starting left tackle the team has drafted was Anthony Castonzo back in 2011.
After his retirement, Ballard signed former first-overall pick Eric Fisher in hopes he could fill the gap. That didn’t turn out as well as Indy hoped for. The offensive line was not great this year, and Fisher will likely not be resigned.
Enter Ohio State tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, who has played on both sides of the line. The versatility will allow the Colts to move him between left and right tackle if needed.
Petit-Frere’s quick footwork allows him to not be overwhelmed by quick pass rushers. There are a few instances where he can be a little flat in angle sets and will have to recover midplay.
When set right, Petit-Frere is smooth and has slick mobility to allow him to stretch out plays for extra coverage. He can be an absolute bully on the offensive line and will succeed on the Colts O-Line next to Quenton Nelson.