4 position battles for Colts entering training camp

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Colts, Kylen Granson
Kylen Granson of the Indianapolis Colts catches a pass during the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Who will be the second tight end?

Similar to the last battle, this isn’t for the top spot, but for the secondary option position. Over the last two seasons, the Colts have loaded up on large and athletic tight ends. Mo Alie-Cox signed a contract this offseason to return, Indy drafted Kylen Granson last year and doubled down in this year’s draft selecting Jelani Woods and Andrew Ogletree.

Frank Reich has previously mentioned that he will like to have a tight end-centric passing game, something that would work really well off Indy’s elite rushing attack. That means it’s best to have multiple tight ends that can play, so all four guys might see action.

However, there will still be a depth chart. Let’s assume Mo Alie-Cox will be the No. 1 tight end, he has the most experience and NFL production. Though, he could be pushed depending on how the young guys show up. But, assuming he’s the top tight end, there will be a battle for No. 2.

Granson has already promised that he will have a big second year but Woods and Ogletree have tremendous tools. With the Colts likely to use a lot of 12 personnel ( one running back and two tight ends), one of these young fellas will have to be ready to consistently deliver as a blocker and receiving target.