Ranking 3 prospects that may be next tight end for Colts
The Indianapolis Colts are looking at adding another tight end during the NFL Draft after Jack Doyle retired this offseason.
With the weak depth at the tight end position for the Indianapolis Colts, it is likely that Chris Ballard will draft one in this year’s NFL Draft. It’s been reported that the Colts have met with several tight ends over the past few weeks, showing a strong interest in adding to the position.
At the moment, the Colts are rostering Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson. The others on the current roster will likely be cut or added to the practice squad. That’s not really ideal depth at a position that needs an upgrade.
Finding a gem can often be difficult for this position, and usually, teams will think they’re drafting the next star just to find out that they have an extremely average player.
Considering that the league only has a few superstar tight ends, this is proving to be accurate. But who is the next George Kittle or Travis Kelce?
The Colts must draft a tight end this year
There are several that the Colts are currently looking at, but none should be drafted in the first two rounds. Even Kyle Pitts didn’t immediately pan out as high as everyone had hoped.
There are a few players that could be drafted in rounds three or four that could turn out to be solid players. In fact, star players can be found in all rounds of the NFL draft.
The major factor for whether or not the Colts pull the trigger on a tight end earlier is going to be whether Ballard focuses on offense or defense this draft. Hopefully, the Colts load up weapons for Matt Ryan and the offense.
There are a select few tight ends that have the chance at making a break in their career. The top prospect, Trey McBride, will likely be off the board by the time Indy picks in the third round, but there are still others that can be a difference-maker.