Early Colts 53-man roster prediction following the 2023 NFL Draft

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The Indianapolis Colts run drills during Colts Training Camp on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at Grand
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Offensive Line (9)

• LT Bernhard Raimann
• LG Quenton Nelson
• C Ryan Kelly
• RG Emil Ekiyor (UDFA-R)
• RT Braden Smith
• Blake Freeland (R)
• Jake Witt (R)
• Danny Pinter
• Wesley French

With the amount of times some of the depth positions move around the line to fill in for injuries, and just need, this group needed to be added together. This is an offensive unit that is heavily in flux every year. Last season was a really bad year for the line.

Could the Colts finally return to their glory as one of the best units in football next season? Something the organization hasn't seen since the retirement of Anthony Castonzo? That's what new offensive line coach Tony Sparano Jr. is hoping for.

Bernhard Raimann will get the real chance to step up in year two now that he has some games under his belt. The line is getting younger with two draft picks and an undrafted free agent, and they could all end up starting in Week 1.

The Colts are going to be looking at how to improve this offensive line as Ryan Kelly's time with the Colts could be coming to an end. Is his replacement already here in Danny Pinter or will they be drafting for a new center next year? Both Pinter and French provide solid depth on the interior while Blake Freeland and Jake Witt can provide depth on the outside, but that is not ideal to go multiple games like that.

Hopefully, this year the offensive line remains healthy and the Colts have solid production from the unit so that Richardson can make things happen down the field in his rookie season.

Cut: Jordan Murray, Cater O'Donnell, Arlington Hambright, Harris LaChance (R), Will Fries, Dakoda Shepley, Matthew Vanderslice (UDFA-R)