The Indianapolis Colts have been seeing impressive play from their rookies in training camp and Andrew Ogletree has joined the trend.
During the 2022 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts used a sixth-round pick to select tight end, Andrew Ogletree, out of Youngstown State. The move was an interesting one because Indy already had Mo Alie-Cox, and Kylen Granson, and had just drafted Jelani Woods a day prior. However, the Colts believed in Ogletree’s talent and felt he was the perfect addition for the kind of offense they wanted to build.
Now that the rookie is in training camp, he is showing everyone else the talent that made Indianapolis draft him. Ogletree is 6-foot-7, 250 pounds, and athletic. He uses the combination of his size and athleticism to go across the middle and make plays.
On Thursday, Ogletree made his best play yet and it was a play that got everyone excited. Working in the red zone for a 7-on-7 period, Ogletree ran into the middle of the end zone and jumped above two defenders to snag the ball for a touchdown with one hand.
Andrew Ogletree’s one-handed catch shows potential
While that catch is the highlight of Ogletree’s camp, he has made a ton of other plays. Several reporters have noticed Ogletree’s consistent presence and believe he is playing himself into a regular role for the Colts offense.
This is perfect for Indianapolis because the team has been needing increased production from the tight end position and the current group can really help the Colts have the tight end-centric passing offense that Frank Reich wants.
If Ogletree can continue to snag in passes, along with Alie-Cox, Granson, and Woods continuing their development, Indianapolis will have a towering tight end group that wreaks havoc across the middle of the field. Combine that with the elite run game of the Colts and Indy could have a really dangerous offense.