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Ranking Colts Position Groups in the AFCS: Week 1

Throughout this year-long series I will be ranking the position groups in the AFCS week after week.

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To check the previous rankings, click here

Quarterbacks

  1. Houston Texans (-)
  2. Tennessee Titans (-)
  3. Indianapolis Colts (-)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (-)

No changes here as nothing changed regarding the quarterback position in the AFC South. Only news is that Deshaun Watson signed a four-year, $156M extension with the Texans, so we can expect him as the top quarterback in the division for years to come.


Running Backs

  1. Colts (-)
  2. Titans (-)
  3. Texans (+1)
  4. Jaguars (-1)

The movement is because not only did the Jags release Fournette, who was later claimed by the Tampa Bay Bucs, but also because emerging starter Ryquell Armstead was put on the COVID list and will miss some time, which leaves the Jags running back room depleted in the near future, with Chris Thompson and UDFA James Robinson as the main backs.


Wide Receivers

  1. Texans (-)
  2. Titans (-)
  3. Colts (-)
  4. Jaguars (-)

Last week I mentioned that besides DJ Chark, who torched Indy last season, the Jags do not have anything worth mentioning at receiver, and some of you pointed out rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. as a threat. I will give him the same treatment as fellow rookie receiver Michael Pittman Jr., until he proves he can ball out, he will not impact the rankings.


Tight Ends

  1. Titans (+1)
  2. Colts (-1)
  3. Texans (-)
  4. Jaguars (-)

The Colts lose the top spot in the weakest position group in the division after losing receiving threat Trey Burton with a calf-injury. Burton is listed as week-to-week, and until he returns the Titans, led by Jonnu Smith claim the #1 spot.


Offensive Line

  1. Colts (-)
  2. Titans (-)
  3. Texans (-)
  4. Jaguars (-)

No news on this position, rankings remain the same


Defensive Line

  1. Colts (-)
  2. Titans (+2)
  3. Texans (-)
  4. Jaguars (-2)

The Yannick Ngakoue saga is finally over after he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings, leaving the Jags relatively thin at pass-rushing options other than sophomore Josh Allen. The Titans climb up two spots after signing former Texan Jadeveon Clowney to a one-year, $15M contract.


Linebackers

  1. Colts (-)
  2. Titans (-)
  3. Jaguars (-)
  4. Texans (-)

I am not that high on Zach Cunningham, so in my eyes he is not worth the four-year, $58M extension.


Secondary

  1. Titans (-)
  2. Texans (-)
  3. Colts (-)
  4. Jaguars (-)

The Jaguars fire sale continues, as safety Ronnie Harrison was traded to the Browns for a 5th rounder. They were already at the bottom, so I cannot put them any lower, but if I could, I honestly would.


Special Teams

  1. Jaguars (-)
  2. Texans (-)
  3. Titans (+1)
  4. Colts (-1)

The Titans climb up a spot after getting Gostowski. If he can get back to his previous form (big if) he could be one of the best kickers in the NFL. The Colts surprisingly stuck with Rodrigo “Hot Rod” Blankenship at kicker. If this position group was measured on swagger, the Colts would undoubtedly be top 1 in the entire NFL.