The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason. To pass the time until camp, we’re taking a look at every player on the Colts’ 90-man roster. Today, we’re looking at offensive lineman Denzelle Good.
Who is he?
One of the most pleasant surprises for the Indianapolis Colts in a disappointing 2015 campaign was the emergence of seventh round pick Denzelle Good. When the Colts drafted him 255th overall out of Mars Hill, he was a complete unknown. The Colts really liked him and his physical measurables, however, and that was proven in the way the Colts kept Good on the roster for the entire season. Seventh round picks are never guaranteed to make the roster, much less stay there. Good was on the active roster for all 17 weeks, which was impressive enough and showed how much the Colts liked him. He was inactive for a number of games, but later in the year he wound up starting four games at right tackle (and playing in six). He was solid during those four starts, giving reason for optimism moving forward.
What is his role?
Entering this offseason it was expected that Denzelle Good would push Joe Reitz for the starting right tackle position. The Colts brass talked up Good all offseason and raved about his talent, but Reitz was with the first team for the entirety of the offeason program. Furthermore, Good was working at right guard instead of right tackle during OTAs and mini-camp (he was spending time with the second team). It will be very interesting, therefore, to watch where he’s working at during training camp and preseason to see whether it’s a permanent position change or rather something the Colts are simply trying out. Either way, however, it sounds as if the Colts have high hopes for Denzelle Good.
What are his chances?
He should make the roster, though his exact role is still yet to be revealed/determined.