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Colts Cast: Breaking Down the Colts by Position | Running Backs and Tight Ends

It’s time to move in to two very interesting positions on the Colts offense today. The running backs and tight ends could be pivotal units within Frank Reich’s system

The running backs and tight ends for the Indianapolis Colts couldn’t be looked at more differently heading into the 2018 NFL season.

The backfield looks to be almost completely composed of pieces with very little NFL experience while the tight ends have some established leadership from multiple veteran presences at the position, and have a nice mix of skill sets as well. Many are excited about both positions, recognizing that if the potential can be realized from both units, the offense could be quite a show this year.

Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron will hold the most prominent roles among the tight ends, but Erik Swoope and Darrell Daniels have had some experience and adding Ross Travis to the mix makes for a very interesting training camp to see how the skill sets will mesh together.

Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins are adding a lot of intrigue to the Colts backfield which is currently believed to be led by second-year firecracker Marlon Mack. We don’t know yet about the future of Robert Turbin, but Christine Michael and Josh Ferguson will be in the mix this year as well.

Any fan has to love the big-play ability with this group, but there are many aspects of the position that will require some real improvement in order for this year’s compilation to succeed.

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