The lack of pass rush and injuries in the secondary were equally to blame for their porous pass defense in 2017.
Indianapolis’ cornerback depth chart got even thinner after Rashaan Melvin decided to join the Raiders in free agency this offseason. General manager Chris Ballard chose not to replace Melvin with a free agent signing this offseason and the Colts didn’t spend any of their 11 draft picks on defensive backs.
Ballard still has the opportunity to add a solid veteran to the secondary in Kayvon Webster.
Webster had a solid rookie season with the Broncos back in 2013 with 10 pass breakups, a forced fumble, and an interception. But Webster was unable to get on the field much over the next few years as Denver built one of the league’s best secondaries.
Webster joined his former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips with the Rams in Los Angeles last season and he had the best year of his career in 2017 with seven pass breakups and an interception in 11 games before suffering a ruptured Achilles.
Signing Webster to a one-year deal doesn’t necessarily mean he would take reps from some of the promising cornerbacks in Indianapolis. If he still hasn’t recovered from his Achilles injury and gets beat out in training camp, the Colts don’t have to keep him on the regular season roster.
If healthy, I think Webster could be a solid veteran presence in the Colts’ cornerbacks room, and I’d bring him in on a one year deal.