Colts biggest remaining roster hole revealed by ESPN

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The Indianapolis Colts did a decent job of filling holes in the roster via free agency and the draft so far this offseason, but there could still be a couple of areas that could use some added depth, especially on the offensive line. ESPN recently listed the biggest remaining roster hole for every team in the NFL, and the choice for the Colts was right guard.

From ESPN:

"The Colts have an interesting roster in which a lack of holes is balanced by a lack of stars. There are a lot of players here who rate as B-minus starters, rather than clear holes that need to be upgraded. The weakest position might be right guard with Will Fries, but Fries was only slightly below average in ESPN's pass block win rate last season (91%) and was average among guards in run block win rate (70.3%). If Indianapolis wants to go with something new at the position, it has fourth-round rookie Tanor Bortolini, who started games at all three interior line spots at Wisconsin."

While the Colts could probably use an upgrade at right guard, they actually do have some decent depth at the position. Will Fries will likely occupy the starting spot, with Danny Pinter and rookie Tanor Bortolini behind him. So, while the position might not necessarily be a strength, it's tough to pinpoint it as a major weakness, either. At least at this point in time.

Another area of need

A case could also be made that the biggest remaining roster hole for the Colts comes at the tight end position. The Colts were projected as an ideal landing spot for Brock Bowers, the top tight end in the 2024 NFL Draft, by many analysts, and for good reason given their lack of established talent at the position. Projected starter Kylen Granson has started just 11 games in the league.

Bowers ended up being selected by the Las Vegas Raiders a couple of picks before the Colts were on the clock, but Indianapolis could still use an upgrade at the position, as they didn't use any of their picks on a TE. That could be a decision that comes back to haunt them.