It’s no secret that the Indianapolis Colts’ roster isn’t where it needs to be quite yet for them to be considered a true contender in the AFC, and maybe not even the AFC South. We get it, new coach, the team’s in the midst of a massive rebuild and we don’t know how strong Andrew Luck will be when he makes his return.
These are all legitimate concerns, or at least question marks at the moment.
On the other hand, the Colts were one of the worst running teams last season and they’ve since theoretically upgraded the offensive line and the backfield. Additionally, the 2017 draft class has some real potential to form a solid foundation on the defensive side of the ball, and this year’s additions were almost solely athletically, and schematically devised to enhance their respective positions.
The true X-factor is figuring out just how quickly Luck can return to form and figuring out how much of the team’s deficiencies he can carry on his back, or whether he’ll even need to with the new offensive system Frank Reich will be implementing.
Nobody would put the Colts inside of the top half of the league, but some of the team’s who are in that area don’t quite pass the litmus test either and half of those are in an even more preliminary stage in their rebuild, or don’t have a quarterback.
Chris Blystone joins Matt Danely to take a closer look at the Colts and where they landed on this arbitrary list from NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison, as well as looking at the rest of the AFC South and where they landed.
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