3. Tight end Kylen Granson has impressed at Colts OTAs
The tight end room will be the most competitive unit for Indianapolis. There are currently seven tight ends on the roster and the Colts will probably only keep four. While Indy won’t be making major cuts until later in the summer, Kylen Granson seems to be the tight end with the early advantage over the room right now.
A big reason why he’s turning heads is because he’s had the most opportunities so far in OTAs. Will Mallory, Jelani Woods, and Andrew Ogletree all spent time on the sideline with different injuries during the first week of OTAs. This allowed Granson to be one of the only tight ends making big plays, like catching a pass over the middle of the field from Anthony Richardson and running for what would’ve been a 60-plus-yard touchdown reception.
Head coach Shane Steichen told that media that he’s been impressed seeing Granson in practice and explained that he also liked what he saw from the tight end on film. Steichen said Granson has “great route-running ability,” and that he’s also pleased with his ability as a blocker.
Last season for the Colts, Granson caught 31 passes for 302 yards. He had the most receptions of any tight end for Indianapolis last season and the second-most yards after Jelani Woods. Now, with the tight end room even more crowded, Granson has to find a way to separate himself. Considering the role the run game will play in this offense, blocking will likely go a long way in decided the team’s top tight ends.