The Indianapolis Colts have a few positions that are up for grabs and the competition is already underway with the start of OTAs.
The Indianapolis Colts have started OTAs and that means the depth chart will begin falling into place. Of course, the spring is more educational, and the Colts will focus on installs and getting comfortable in the system, but players will also be evaluated. That’s how practice goes.
While the Week 1 depth chart will be finalized in training camp and the preseason, several competitions are likely already underway in OTAs. Indianapolis has a lot of talented players and added, even more, this offseason. While they all could play, only so many can start.
That means there will be some old and new faces competing for the starting job at a few positions. Let’s take a look at 3 position battles that are likely already going down.
Colts have three potential left tackles
Indianapolis has been working to secure another franchise left tackle since Anthony Castonzo retired in 2020. Indy tried replacing Castonzo with Eric Fisher but that didn’t work and he was gone after one season.
Now, the Colts have three potential players who can take the role. One is Matt Pryor, who Chris Ballard said will get the first shot at starter. Pryor has been in the NFL for three seasons, primarily as a backup, but impressed in his appearances last season.
There’s also Bernhard Raimann, Indy’s third-overall pick in the 2022 Draft. Raimann is an athletic big man that took naturally to the left tackle position and has the potential to be really good for a long time.
The third guy is Dennis Kelly. Kelly is entering his 10th NFL season and has had stints with the Eagles, Titans, and Packers. He has only started 51 of his 114 career games but he could secure the spot in Indy.
This is a position that Indianapolis has to get right because it’s an important one. A team’s ceiling is often impacted by how well they can protect their quarterback.