Colts could sign Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo
As previously stated, Indianapolis’ offensive line was horrible. Most of the things that went wrong last season can be traced back to offensive line play. Matt Ryan was significantly underwhelming because the line didn’t do a good job of protecting. Jonathan Taylor wasn’t as special as we know he can be because the offensive line couldn’t run block. Indy couldn’t even run long-developing pass plays to get the ball downfield because the line didn’t provide enough time.
Whether or not Indy turns things around this offseason will be largely predicated on how the offensive line improves. Most of the starting line isn’t going to change. Indianapolis has too much money tied up in Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, and Braden Smith for them to be flat-out cut. Unless some type of trade is worked out, those will be three of the five starting offensive linemen. The other will be Bernhard Raimann, who improved throughout his rookie season.
If those four can correct the errors they had, all the Colts need to do is add another guard that can dominate in the trenches. The most dominant team in the trenches this season has been the Philadelphia Eagles. Their offensive line plays with the kind of nastiness an offensive line should. They line up on the ball and move bodies when everyone in the stadium knows a run is coming.
One of the linemen a part of that dominance is guard Isaac Seumalo. Seumalo has been in the NFL since 2016, playing all seven of his seasons with the Eagles. Starting every game he’s appeared in over the last four years, Seumalo would be a significant upgrade for the Colts on the offensive line and should help them get back to running the ball effectively.