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Colts 2015 Player Preview: Offensive Lineman Denzelle Good

The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on August 1 with a 90-man roster, and we'll be taking a look at every single player on the roster (though it obviously will change some) as we approach camp. Today, we look at offensive lineman Denzelle Good.

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With the second-to-last pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected offensive lineman Denzelle Good out of Mars Hill.  It was a Colts' season ticket holder who announced the pick, and when she announced it, NFL Network cut back to their studio where the analysts began laughing and poking fun at the fact that she said "Mars Hills" instead of "Marshall."  One of the guys even began acting like he knew about Good, but the joke was on them when they found out that he actually was from "Mars Hill."

That just goes to highlight how much unknown there was about Denzelle Good, however.  For a while, we could not even reach a conclusion as to how to spell his name, as there were a number of variations in spelling.  Once all of the confusion settled, however, we began to get a better idea of Denzelle Good the football player.  He started out at N.C. State but didn't play as a freshman in 2010 and transferred to Mars Hill, a smaller school in North Carolina.  Over his three years playing at Mars Hill, Good started 32 games and earned first-team All-SAC (South Atlantic Conference) honors in each of his final two seasons.  Good did not allow a single sack in any game that he played in - which includes the 32 starts.  He has good size (6-5, 340 pounds) and the Colts were very impressed with his athleticism and his smarts when they worked him out - after which he dunked a basketball, something that further impressed the Colts' brass.

Good is an intriguing developmental prospect at tackle along the offensive line, something that general manager Ryan Grigson seems to have taken an interest in over the last two years, as he has taken a developmental tackle in the seventh round of each of the past two drafts.  In 2014 it was Ulrick John, and this year it was Denzelle Good.  The Colts have solid depth along the offensive line and it's unlikely that a developmental guy like Good would be able to beat out some of the more established players competing for a spot on the 53-man roster, but he seems like a prime candidate for the practice squad if he has a good training camp and preseason.