With the additions of No. 6 overall pick Quenton Nelson and journeyman right tackle Austin Howard to the Colts offensive line, many have proclaimed that this is the best line Andrew Luck will have played behind as a pro.
Additionally, many have already penciled in second-round pick Braden Smith as the starting right guard.
Both statements are reasonable assumptions, but they’re just that — assumptions. We’re going to look for ourselves today to see if Smith has what it takes to step right in and hold that starting spot down from Day 1. By all accounts Jack Mewhort is healthy, and when he has been in the past, he’s been one of the Colts’ best linemen.
I don’t think it’s wise to count Mewhort out.
As far as the proclamation about this collective offensive line, memory doesn’t always serve us as well as we’d like to think, so we’ll go in on the past group’s successes and failures and compare what we can to the unit we expect to see this season.
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