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Rotoworld: Pre-Draft NFL Lineup Rankings


The Indianapolis Colts is placed at #13 behind 12th-ranked Pittsburgh Steelers and above 14th-ranked New Orleans Saints. Below is the excerpt from the article in case if you didn't click the link here.

13. Indianapolis Colts

QB: Andrew Luck
RB: Vick Ballard
WR: Reggie Wayne
WR: T.Y. Hilton
TE: Dwayne Allen
TE: Coby Fleener
LT: Anthony Castonzo
LG: Donald Thomas*
C: Samson Satele
RG: Mike McGlynn
RT: Gosder Cherilus*

Offensive Overview: The Colts were aggressive about upgrading their leaky line in free agency. Cherilus' five-year, $34.5 million payday turned heads, but he was a terrific pass protector for the 2012 Lions and flashes a mean streak in the running game. Thomas, 27, is just beginning to come into his own. Indianapolis still must upgrade at right guard and find a more explosive complement to workmanlike Ballard. Drop-prone Donnie Avery's departure may be addition by subtraction, pushing dynamic Hilton into a featured role and getting promising LaVon Brazill more snaps. On paper at least, the Colts' offense is trending toward a top eight or nine group in football.

LE: Cory Redding
RE: Ricky Jean-Francois*
NT: Josh Chapman
ILB: Jerrell Freeman
ILB: Kavell Conner
OLB: Robert Mathis
OLB: Erik Walden*
RCB: Vontae Davis
LCB: Greg Toler*
FS: Antoine Bethea
SS: LaRon Landry*

Defensive Overview: Owner Jim Irsay and GM Ryan Grigson poured funds into this unit. Jean-Francois (four-year, $22 million deal) gives Indy some credibility on a defensive line that got pushed around last season. Walden (four years, $16 million) signed one of the most surprising deals of free agency. He may be stretched as the outside rusher Indianapolis sorely needs. Toler (three years, $14.25 million) is a solid, up-and-coming cover man and a likely upgrade on Jerraud Powers. Landry (four years, $24 million) will add edge to a defense that's been lacking it. Grigson was particularly aggressive in free agency at least partially because he only has five draft picks this year.

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