Colts must improve pass rush
Just as pass protection is important, so is pass rush and Indianapolis struggles at that as well. With the passing boom taking place in the NFL, the Colts will need to improve its pass rush unit to compete.
Indy attempted to do so last season by taking two edge rushers with its first two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Kwity Paye started the entire year and had a productive season, making the PFWA All-Rookie team.
Dayo Odeyingbo’s debut was delayed by an injury, but he showed promise once he made it to the field. However, promise is not what Indianapolis needs right now. The team needs proven rushers that can help them win now.
New defensive coordinator, Gus Bradley, has talked about the importance of being able to get to the quarterback with just four rushers. In order to do that, Indy’s defense is going to need some guys that can consistently dominate one-on-one scenarios.
Based off last year’s output, they don’t have enough, if any, of those guys on the roster. There will be several veteran pass rushers in the free agency market and Indianapolis will need to sign at least one to have a better unit than last season.