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The Colts offensive lines was one of the great redemption stories of the season in 2018, and PFF believes they’ll continue their success heading into 2019.
They have Andrew Luck’s protection unit (weirdest way to every describe an O-line??) ranked 5th to start the season.
Here’s what they had to say:
“Indy invested two top-40 picks in the trenches in 2018, including No. 6 overall pick Quenton Nelson and No. 37 Braden Smith. And the big-time investment paid off. Nelson finished the year ranked second in run-blocking grade (77.9) behind New England Patriots’ Shaq Mason among the 58 at his position with at least 150 run-blocking snaps played after Week 5 last year. Smith, a former guard at Auburn, hit the ground running when asked to suit up at right tackle, earning 72.0-plus single-game run-blocking grades in two of his last three starts.
Four-year veteran Mark Glowinski and 2016 first-rounder Ryan Kelly also turned in strong 2018 campaigns and are expected to start for the Colts at guard and center, respectively. Kelly earned an impressive 68.1 run-blocking grade from Week 6 through the Super Bowl, ranking fourth among the 33 NFL centers with at least 150 run-blocking snaps played in said span. Glowinski ranked fifth in run-blocking grade (66.5) among his peers after Week 5, as well.”
Ranked just ahead of Quenton Nelson and co.?
The Tennessee Titans.
They come in at 4, the Steelers at 3, the Cowboys 2nd, and the Philadelphia Eagles take the top spot.