Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Depth check: Indianapolis Colts
By Paul Kuharsky
I’ve been pondering depth in the AFC South, and thought as we await the start of training camps we should look at what position groups compose the deep end, and which compose the shallow end on each roster.
We’ll start in Indy…
Deepest: Depth is an issue all around for a rebuilding roster. It’s possible they have four legitimate options at running back with Donald Brown, Delone Carter, Mewelde Moore and rookie Vick Ballard. And I don’t know who the third tight end will be, but they sure feel good about their first two, second-rounder Coby Fleener and third-rounder Dwayne Allen.
Thinnest: They have numbers at cornerback, but beyond Jerraud Powers, we have no idea who can play. I worry about offenses working hard to get the Colts into nickel and dime, and challenging corners until they prove they can hold up. I also wonder about defensive end, where free-agent addition Cory Redding is a proven 3-4 end, but there really is no one else who’s proven himself at the spot at the NFL level. Fili Moala and Drake Nevis will have the chance to show it’s not an issue.