3 Colts players whose jobs are in danger after the Draft
Jelani Woods could take reps from Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson
In last year’s Draft, the Colts selected tight end Kylen Granson. He didn’t play much as a rookie but he is predicting a big year two. With Jack Doyle retiring, it’s a possibility that he has more opportunities.
However, Mo Alie-Cox is expected to be Indy’s top tight end. The college basketball standout signed a three-year deal to return to Indy this offseason.
Despite that, his spot as TE1 isn’t even solidified. That’s because, with its second pick in the Draft, Indianapolis selected tight end, Jelani Woods.
Woods was underused for three years at Oklahoma State, but after transferring to Virginia for his final season, he showed the world the kind of receiving threat that he is.
He caught 44 passes for 598 yards and eight touchdowns. Additionally, he posted impressive measurements and numbers during pre-draft evaluations.
At 6-foot-7, 259 pounds, Woods is one of the most athletic tight end prospects ever, running a 4.61 40-yard dash. Between his size, athleticism, and Frank Reich’s love for his unique play-making ability, it wouldn’t be a shock if he’s featured heavily in Indy’s offense as a rookie.
Alie-Cox nor Granson have established themselves as explosive receiving threats in the NFL, so despite their experience, the role of top tight end could be wide open.
If Woods can quickly adjust to the NFL and optimize his athleticism at the professional level, he could end up with the most reps and production of any tight end on the roster.