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The Indianapolis Colts had a rough go of it in 2015. This was the year the Colts were supposed to rise all the way to the top of the mountain, winning the Super Bowl, and Andrew Luck was supposed to take his place as one of the best quarterbacks in the league. None of that happened. Luck missed most of the season due to injury, and the Colts finished 2015 8-8, missing the playoffs entirely. Now the Colts look to get back on track this season.
The Colts biggest concern entering 2016 was the offensive line. Andrew Luck needs to stay on the field, and if that is going to happen, they need to fix the offensive line. Right off the bat, round one, they drafted Ryan Kelly, the center from Alabama. Kelly will start immediately. In round three they drafted Le'Raven Clark, an offensive tackle from Texas Tech. In round five they drafted Joe Haeg, an offensive tackle from North Dakota State. In round seven, they drafted a second center, Austin Blythe from Iowa. Expect Blythe to be converted to a swing man role.
They also needed a safety. In round two, they selected T.J. Green from Clemson to fix that problem. The Colts also needed some outside linebacker depth. They selected two of those. First, in round four, they selected Antonio Morrison from Florida. In round seven, they selected Trevor Bates from Maine.
Due to their trades and other free agent spending, the Indianapolis Colts entered the 2014 off season with very few needs, however, this also left them with just five draft choices, so they had to make them count. Their biggest need entering the draft was an offensive lineman, and they selected Jack Mewhort from Ohio State with the 27th selection of the second round. They also selected Ulrick John from Georgia State in round seven to add some depth to that position. They also needed to add another wide receiver, and to solve this problem they added Donte Moncrief from Mississippi with the 26th selection in round three. The Colts also had one of my favorite selections in this draft, taking Western Kentucky’s Andrew Jackson in round six. Jackson is a little undersized, but all he does is produce and make plays. I think he could end up starting for the Colts sooner rather than later. The Colts also needed a defensive end, so they took Jonathan Newsome from Ball State in round five.
Colts Football Through The Years
The Colts organization was founded in 1953 as the Baltimore Colts, and since then they have been one of the NFL’s most successful organizations. Throughout their history the Colts have made the playoffs 26 times, won the division 15 times, won the conference seven times, and the league five times, which includes two Super Bowls. Throughout their history, the Colts have only called three buildings home. First they played in Municipal Stadium in Baltimore during their entire time there. Baltimore Colts fans were smart people, they were the first team with organized chants and they knew when to be quiet, and when to be loud. After the controversial move to Indianapolis in 1984, the Colts played in the RCA Dome until 2007. In 2008, they moved into Lucas Oil Stadium and that is where they play today.
The rise of this Colts team is undeniable. The question is not will then win a Super Bowl, but when.