Indy adds secondary depth to replace Rock Ya-Sin
A prime need in this year’s draft is to add to the secondary. The Colts continue to get younger and haven’t really added much veteran depth this year so far.
Drafting Cordale Flott would be a big impact player for the Colts. Flott mostly plays in the slot but is able to defend on the outside.
How much are the Colts invested into Flott? He’s on the Top 30 list for Indy this year, which is saying something. He would help add depth to a unit that is young and in need of more players.
Added depth to the core of the defense
Another draft pick added to Indy’s draft capital in the trade back with the Broncos.
The Colts have two locked-in starters on the roster with Darius Leonard and Bobby Okereke. Additionally, Indy is bringing back Zaire Franklin to a deal that will likely add him to the starting roster for defense.
After that, there’s not much depth to go with. D’Marco Jackson adds that depth that could be found in the fifth round.
With Franklin moving to the starting role on defense, this opens a hole on special teams. Jackson could fill that role similar to how Franklin played it.
Jackson is also pretty good in coverage as well, which just adds more versatility to the league’s best defense in takeaways.
Colts take the football Chris Paul to add depth
Okay, so not the same Chris Paul that is dominating in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns. This Paul is much larger than a point guard.
With the lack of depth on the offensive line, the Colts need to strike often for lineman this year. Last year, Indianapolis faced a lot of adversity on the O-Line due to injuries and illnesses. It would be smart to have at least 10 linemen this year.
Paul is a versatile player on the outside and could compete for the left tackle position this offseason.
Colts add a mauler to the O-Line
You want someone that is going to bully a defender in the trenches, look at Cordell Volson from North Dakota State.
Imagine sitting someone that can play down field and open up holes on the offensive line for Taylor to run right through. Putting him next to Nelson might not be fair for the right side of the defensive line.
Even if he is unable to make the starting roster from Day one, he is a much-needed depth piece the Colts will need this year. He could fill in whenever he’s needed while also developing into an eventual starter.