4 Colts players entering a make-or-break contract year
3. The end of Matt Pryor on the Colts?
As of today, Matt Pryor is the starting left tackle, replacing Eric Fisher. The left tackle position has never been so spotty since drafting Anthony Castonzo than it has been since his retirement.
Matt was able to fill in nicely when needed, but in the draft and free agency, Ballard was sure to add more depth and talent to the position.
Not only did the Colts draft one of the premier offensive linemen in the draft, Bernhard Raimann, but they also added Ryan Van Demark as well. Ryan had a very high RAS score heading into the draft as one of the more physical linemen.
With Indy’s offensive line featuring Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, and Braden Smith, it will be difficult to shine at the most important position.
With Danny Pinter likely taking over as the starting right guard, this leaves Pinter (a very not physical lineman) competing against two very physical linemen for the final starting position.
This will be the end for Matt Pryor as an Indianapolis Colts player if he can not make a separation from the youth coming up from behind. Pryor has a small chance if he is able to slide in at guard and compete with Pinter for the starting role.
The hope is still for Matt Pryor to be a breakout player in 2022, but will he?