3. Tight end is a priority for Colts
The Colts lost longtime starter Jack Doyle to retirement, leaving them with a very lackluster tight end room.
Jack Doyle retiring left the Colts in a precarious spot. They now only have two formidable tight ends on the roster. Mo Alie-Cox, who started seven games last year and totaled 316 yards and four touchdowns, and Kylen Granson, who was picked by Indy in the fourth round of last year’s draft. He only had 106 yards last year.
It’s safe to say, in any scenario, Indy will field a very inexperienced player at tight end. Although I believe Mo Alie-Cox will be the day one starter, Indianapolis shouldn’t go into the season relying entirely on his production.
The Colts should look to the NFL Draft to add some depth and possibly find their future at tight end.
Overall, this is a good draft class for tight ends. If Indy wanted to pick someone in the second round, they could get a guy like Trey McBride out of Colorado State or Jeremy Ruckert out of Ohio State. However, I think the Colts will most likely look to fill this need in the third or fourth round.
The best possible option at tight end for the Colts in the third round would be Greg Dulcich out of UCLA. In his Junior season, Dulcich amassed 725 yards and five touchdowns.
He stands in at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds. At that size, he would be a huge key in the run game as well as a huge target for Matt Ryan.
Greg Dulcich is an interesting prospect going into the NFL Draft and there is the possibility that he wouldn’t be available by the time Indy picks in the third round. If he is available, Indy should pick him up. If he ends up getting taken earlier, Indianapolis could look to grab Jake Ferguson out of Wisconsin in the third or fourth round.