Bleacher Report names the one move Colts still need to make this offseason

Mar 1, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard speaks to the
Mar 1, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard speaks to the / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

With OTAs officially started, Bleacher Report names a move that the Indianapolis Colts still need to make before the season starts.

The Indianapolis Colts have had a productive offseason. Headlined by the hiring of Shane Steichen as head coach and the drafting of quarterback Anthony Richardson, Indy has made several important additions since the 2022 season ended. The Colts got younger and deeper at some important positions.

However, David Kenyon of Bleacher Report doesn’t think Indy should be done making moves yet. In a recent piece looking at one move every NFL team can still make this offseason, Kenyon argued that Indy’s priority for the rest of the offseason should be adding more competition at guard.

Bleacher Report says Colts need to add competition at guard

There’s always more work to be done in the NFL, and Indianapolis is far from a perfect team. Kenyon is absolutely right, the Colts can use another veteran guard on the roster. Highlighting how open the right guard spot is for Indy, Kenyon names veterans like AJ Cann and Trai Turner as guards that are still available.

For as bad as the offensive line was last season, every spot except right guard has a returning starter. Bernhard Raimann will return for year two at left tackle, perennial Pro Bowler Quenton Nelson will be at left guard, veteran Ryan Kelly will still be at center, and Braden Smith will be at right tackle. There is optimism (even if it’s foolish optimism), that they will all be much better than they were last year. Right guard is the biggest remaining question mark.

As Kenyon highlighted, the current rostered players that could step up at right guard are Will Fries, Danny Pinter, and undrafted rookie Emil Ekiyor Jr. Ekiyor could end up being a steal, as he was projected to be drafted in the mid rounds but a medical issue caused him to slide out of the draft. The Colts would certainly love for him to pan out.

Is Indy comfortable gambling on an undrafted rookie and two veterans that haven’t proved themselves? Especially when guys like Turner, Cann, and Dalton Risner are available to be signed? With the Colts currently getting a look at guys in OTAs, they’ll likely decide if they’re going to add anyone soon.