Ranking the Colts positional needs before the NFL Draft
2. Colts still must address left tackle
The Colts struggled at LT for most of 2021, could they find their future at LT in this year’s NFL Draft?
Anthony Castonzo was Indy’s starting left tackle for ten years. With his retirement in 2021, the Colts had to look for someone quickly. They signed former number one overall pick Eric Fisher going into the season.
Fisher had his struggles with injuries as well as on the field performance throughout 2021. As of right now, Matt Pryor would be the Colts’ starter at left tackle.
Matt Pryor had five starts for Indianapolis last year and excelled at times at left tackle. He could be a reliable option at left tackle, but Indianapolis shouldn’t rely solely on a guy who has mostly held a backup role throughout his career.
The Colts should look to add depth at left tackle in this year’s draft. There are many good options in the third round that they could look to get.
In my opinion, the best option for Indy would be Daniel Faalele. As far as size goes, Faalele is elite. He stands at 6-foot-8 and weighs 380 pounds. He’s largely still a developmental prospect, but in the third round, it would be hard to pass on his potential.
Daniel Faalele would not be a Week 1 starter for Indy, but with some refinement, he could be the future at left tackle. He still needs to improve on his pass protection as he often gets off-balanced due to his size. However, the potential to be an elite left tackle is there and Indy should look to grab him.