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 Joe Haeg.
Who is he?
In the fifth round of this year’s NFL Draft, the Colts selected offensive lineman Joe Haeg out of North Dakota State. Blocking for Carson Wentz, the second overall pick in this year’s draft, Haeg started 60 games during his four years at the school. During his first two seasons he started at right tackle, and then in his final two seasons he started at left tackle. He was an FCS first-team All-American in both 2014 and 2015, and he also participated in the Senior Bowl following the 2015 season. Haeg’s 60 collegiate starts make him among the most experienced rookies in the NFL.
What is his role?
Though Joe Haeg spent his career at North Dakota State playing tackle, he spent the offseason program with the Colts working at guard. It seems as if he’s made the switch (at least for the time being) and will be working there this season, though it’s something worth monitoring during camp. Regardless of where Haeg fits in, it’s likely he will make the roster for depth purposes. He can play both tackle and guard, and that versatility – along with the potential he has that caused the Colts to draft him – should lead to a roster spot for Haeg.
What are his chances?
He has a good chance to make the roster as a depth player, whether at tackle or guard (or both).