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Stampede Blue Writers Roundtable: Colts Depth Chart Predictions

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With the season around the corner, some of the writers of the Stampede Blue team put together their predictions for the final 53 man depth chart.

Andrew Aziz

Quarterbacks (3): Carson Wentz, Jacob Eason, Sam Ehlinger

Running Backs (4): Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, Marlon Mack, Jordan Wilkins

Wide Receivers (6): TY Hilton, Michael Pittman Jr, Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal, Michael Strachan, DeMichael Harris

Tight Ends (3): Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox, Kylen Granson

Offensive Line (8): Quenton Nelson, Braden Smith, Ryan Kelly, Mark Glowinski, Will Holden, Chris Reed, Danny Pinter, Sam Tevi | Eric Fisher (PUP - does not count towards 53)

Defensive Line (10): DeForest Buckner, Grover Stewart, Kwity Paye, Tyquan Lewis, Kemoko Turay, Al-Quadin Muhammed, Antwaun Woods, Isaac Rochell, Ben Banogu, Andrew Brown | Dayo Odeyingbo (Active/Non Football Injury - does not count towards 53)

Linebackers (5): Darius Leonard, Bobby Okereke, Zaire Franklin, EJ Speed, Jordan Glasgow

Safeties (5): Julian Blackmon, Khari Willis, George Odum, Shawn Davis, Sean Davis

Cornerbacks (6): Xavier Rhodes, Kenny Moore II, TJ Carrie, Rock Ya-Sin, Isaiah Rodgers, Marvell Tell III

Special Teams (3): Rodrigo Blankenship, Rigoberto Sanchez, Luke Rhodes

Mateo Caliz

Quarterbacks (3): Carson Wentz, Sam Ehlinger, Jacob Eason

Running Backs (4): Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, Marlon Mack, Jordan Wilkins

Wide Receivers (6): Michael Pittman Jr, T.Y Hilton, Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal, Ashton Dulin, Michael Strachan

Tight Ends (4): Jack Doyle, Mo Allie-Cox, Kylen Granson, Noah Togiai

Offensive Line (8): Quenton Nelson, Chris Reed, Ryan Kelly, Mark Glowinski, Braden Smith, Sam Tevi, Danny Pinter, Will Holden (Eric Fisher starts the season on the PUP list)

Defensive Line (9): Kemoko Turay, Ben Banogu, Tyquan Lewis, Al-Quadin Muhammad, Grover Stewart, Kwity Paye, Deforest Buckner, Antuan Woods, Dayo Odeyingbo.

Linebackers (5): Darius Leonard, Bobby Okereke, EJ Speed, Zaire Franklin, Jordan Glasgow

Safeties (5): Julian Blackmon, Khari Willis, Shawn Davis, Andre Chacere, George Odum

Cornerbacks (6): Xavier Rhodes, Rock Ya-Sin, Marvell Tell, Kenny Moore, T.J Carrie, Isaiah Rodgers

Special Teams (3): Eddy Pineiro, Rigoberto Sanchez, Luke Rhodes

Elliot Denton

Quarterbacks (3): Carson Wentz, Jacob Eason, Sam Ehlinger

Running Backs (4): Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, Marlon Mack, Jordan Wilkins

Wide Receivers (6): TY Hilton, Michael Pittman, Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal, Michael Strachan, Dezmon Patmon

Tight Ends (4): Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox, Kylen Granson, Farrod Green

Offensive Line (8): Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, Mark Glowinski, Braden Smith, Danny Pinter, Chris Reed, Will Holden, Sam Tevi, Eric Fisher (PUP)

Defensive Line (9): Kwity Paye, Grover Stewart, DeForest Buckner, Tyquan Lewis, Kemoko Turay, Antwuan Woods, Andrew Brown, Ben Banogu, Al-Quadin Muhammad, Dayo Adeyingbo (PUP)

Linebackers (5): Darius Leonard, Bobby Okereke, Zaire Franklin, EJ Speed, Jordan Glasgow

Safeties (5): Khari Willis, Julian Blackmon, George Odum, Andre Chachere, Shawn Davis

Cornerbacks (6): Xavier Rhodes, Kenny Moore II, TJ Carrie, Rock Ya-Sin, Marvell Tell III, Isaiah Rodgers

Special Teams (3): Rodrigo Blankenship, Rigoberto Sanchez, Luke Rhodes

Evan Sidery

Quarterbacks (3): Carson Wentz, Jacob Eason, Sam Ehlinger

Running Backs (4): Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, Marlon Mack, Jordan Wilkins

Wide Receivers (6): T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman Jr, Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal, Michael Strachan, Dezmon Patmon

Tight Ends (3): Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox, Kylen Granson

Offensive Line (9): Quenton Nelson, Braden Smith, Ryan Kelly, Mark Glowinski, Will Holden, Chris Reed, Will Fries, Danny Pinter, Sam Tevi, Eric Fisher = PUP

Defensive Line (9): DeForest Buckner, Grover Stewart, Kwity Paye, Tyquan Lewis, Kemoko Turay, Al-Quadin Muhammed, Antwaun Woods, Andrew Brown, Ben Banogu, Dayo Odeyingbo = PUP

Linebackers (5): Darius Leonard, Bobby Okereke, Zaire Franklin, EJ Speed, Jordan Glasgow

Safeties (5): Julian Blackmon, Khari Willis, George Odum, Shawn Davis, Andre Chachere

Cornerbacks (6): Xavier Rhodes, Kenny Moore II, TJ Carrie, Rock Ya-Sin, Isaiah Rodgers, Marvell Tell III

Special Teams (3): Rodrigo Blankenship, Rigoberto Sanchez, Luke Rhodes

To recap, the four writers agreed on the quarterback and running back selections. There were some differences in the receiver spots, although all 4 agreed on Hilton, Pittman, Campbell, Pascal and Strachan, 3 names were mentioned for the 6th and final spot (Dulin, Harris and Patmon). All four agreed on Doyle, Alie-Cox and Granson as the tight end choices although two believed that the Colts will keep a 4th tight end (Green or Togiai). Rounding up the offense with the offensive line, everyone agreed on Nelson, Kelly, Glowinski, Smith, Holden, Reed, Pinter and Tevi. The name of Will Fries was thrown in by one of the writers.

Switching over to the defensive side, things got a little more interesting. All four writers agreed on the linebacker group, but there were some differences in the defensive line. While all agreed on Buckner, Stewart, Turay, Paye, Muhammed, Banogu, Lewis and Woods. Other names thrown in include Rochell and Brown. In terms of secondary, everyone agreed on Blackmon, Willis, Odum, (Shawn) Davis, Rhodes, Moore, Carrie, Ya-Sin, Tell and Rodgers. The only differences in the secondary came down to the 5th safety spot and whether it would be taken by Chachere or (Sean Davis).

In terms of special teams, three writers believed Blankenship would be the starter with one of the writers believing Pineiro would win the battle.

Overall, there was not a lot of disparity amongst the writers, so we’ll see if the Colts are more aligned with us or if they go in a very different direction.