Colts veterans who are not safe after 2024 NFL Draft

Should these guys be worried?
Indianapolis Colts, Ashton Dulin
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We're now a few days removed from the end of the 2024 NFL Draft, and the Indianapolis Colts are looking to be in pretty good shape heading into this coming season.

But first, the rest of the offseason will wind up determining key roster spots via training camp battles. As of right now, it's pretty easy to see some of the guys who might need to be worried after the draft.

Who are they?

The 2024 draft class will push a few veterans back on the Colts' depth chart

Genard Avery, DE

When the Colts selected UCLA pass rusher Laiatu Latu in the first round, it obviously pushed everyone back a spot on the depth chart. If all goes according to plan, Latu will be the team's premier pass rusher.

That means someone like 7-year veteran Genard Avery could be slid off the roster. Ahead of Avery, now, are Latu, Samson Ebukam and Titus Leo. And, that's just on the right side. The Colts have another four defensive ends listed on the left, and there's not room for eight at the position.

Ashton Dulin, WR

After four seasons with the Colts, Ashton Dulin may be on the cusp of losing his roster spot thanks to rookie second-round pick Adonai Mitchell. Actually, the Colts didn't just add Mitchell to the fold, but also took Anthony Gould in the fifth round out of Oregon State. The two of them join Michael Pittman Jr., Josh Downs and Alec Pierce as potentially being the top five wideouts in Indy.

That would leave Dulin, the former undrafted free agent out of Malone, on the outside looking in, unless the Colts kept six wide receivers. Even then, there are another six receivers just behind Dulin who will be battling for a spot this offseason.

Jack Anderson and Arlington Hambright, IOL

After Wisconsin center Tanor Bortolini tore up the NFL Combine, his draft stock began to rise tremendously. Many outlets had him slated to go in the sixth or seventh round originally, but the Colts ended up taking him in the fourth. An ultra-athletic interior lineman, Bortolini can play either guard or center.

Because of his arrival, center Jack Anderson and guard Arlington Hambright should be feeling the heat. Both of them are now currently third on the depth chart at their respective positions, center and right guard, with Bortolini technically being listed at the latter right now.