3 offensive players Colts must move on from in 2022
By Brad Marr
Colts must move on from OT Julie’n Davenport
Julie’n Davenport is probably not as controversial as the others on the list, this one seems unanimous. I don’t think there was a worse player on the field for the Colts this season, by far.
Per PFF, Davenport posted an overall blocking grade of 45.3, allowing four sacks on top of that. Yikes, honestly, there’s no shot Indianapolis even considers retaining this bad experimental nightmare, right?
Davenport opened the season as the starting left tackle while Eric Fisher was recovering from an Achilles injury suffered in the 2020 playoff run with the Chiefs. In Week 2 against the current NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams, Davenport made a start at right tackle subbing in for Braden Smith.
Davenport also saw playing time on Christmas day when the undermanned Colts stole a victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Regardless, it’s likely Julie’n Davenport’s role with the team is coming to an end. Perhaps Indy will look to drafting their future left tackle after some strong candidates put on a solid performance in the 2022 Senior Bowl.
Let’s not get too carried away. We do appreciate the amount of blood, sweat, and tears these guys poured into their stay in Indy.
Reminiscing on T.Y. Hilton torching the league with a young Andrew Luck, or Marlon Mack paving the way as one of the few bright spots on a teeter-tottering team during struggling years, will be bittersweet as we waive farewell.
We thank you.
It’s on to new beginnings!