3 most important players on Colts that aren’t starters
2. Rookie proves that he can be a top tight end
Chris Ballard proved to the league that he likes large, athletic tight ends. Not only did he retain Mo Alie-Cox in free agency, but he also double-downed by drafting Virginia big man Jelani Woods.
Jelani is a large, freak athlete and that will show in the NFL. Even if it is a slow start, Jelani is going to get work in and become the best tight end on the team.
There should be no question as to what kind of impact he will have on this team. He can get up and catch 50/50 balls, get in the open, and run straight through defenders. This is going to be the closest thing the Colts will have to a top-five tight end in the league.
Additionally, Frank Reich has discussed how Indy wants to have a tight end-centric passing game, so Woods should have plenty of opportunities to get on the field, develop, and showcase his talent at the NFL level.