3. DE Dayo Odeyingbo's pass rushing needs to be unleashed
The third-year player out of Vanderbilt is having his best NFL season to date, with three sacks and two forced fumbles at the halfway point of the year. With a deep defensive line, players are constantly rotating in-and-out of drives to try and keep a full tank of energy. While rotations are important, Gus Bradley should have his best players on the field in the biggest moments.
As the season approaches its climax, Dayo Odeyingbo needs to be on the field for big moments. The 24-year-old defensive end is showing improvement every game and has a turnover-forcing ability that the Colts should rely on to be a key factor against a weak remaining schedule.
At 6-foot-6 and 286 pounds, Dayo has freakishly good measureables that could give room to a fully developed beast on the defensive line. Over the summer, PFF predicted Dayo Odeyingbo to take that next step with a full season of healthy reps for the rusher.
With Indianapolis fighting for a playoff spot, the defensive line needs to create good pressure against weaker quarterbacks to take the pressure off of a weak, injury-riddled secondary. Gus Bradley has a lot of pressure on his shoulders to put up a good defensive performance, and sending Odeyingbo after the quarterback more often could prove to pay dividends for Indianapolis.