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INDIANAPOLIS – Outside of the family section inside of Lucas Oil Stadium, you would be hard pressed this fall to find many jerseys of current Colts’ linebackers.

Right now, the Colts have 10 linebackers on their roster.

Just before the Colts broke for summer vacation, defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus went inside his linebacker room and made sure they knew something.

“I said, ‘Hey, we have 10 guys in here. One through 10 we have no idea who is 1 and we have no idea who is 10.’ So the competition is up in the air,” Eberflus told his linebackers.

While such open competition might sound coach-speak 101, it’s truly indictive of what the Colts have at linebacker in 2018.

Antonio Morrison is the only linebacker who has started more than 5 games in the NFL. And he seemingly lost his incumbent starting job this spring, with a scheme change not fitting Morrison’s physical skill set.

During the spring, the names Najee Goode (a free agent addition from Philly this offseason) and Anthony Walker (a 2017 fifth-round pick) were the most consistent bodies running with the starting linebacker unit.

Instead of Morrison at the SAM linebacker position, the Colts had Tyrell Adams (who has played 12 career games in 4 NFL seasons) seeing a chunk of starting reps.

It’s a group that could (should?) see more shakeup in Training Camp when the expected rookie debut of Darius Leonard comes.

Leonard missed the entire spring with a lingering hamstring injury. If healthy, Leonard figures to be the team’s starting WILL linebacker after being taken in the second round of April’s Draft. Leonard has been doing some field work since minicamp ended last month.

There are other names, too, that will inevitably get thrown into the mix as the Colts finally get a more accurate/full-padded look at this group.

“Really, at the linebacker position when you’re in OTAs and you don’t have pads on and it’s not live, it really is a rep chart,” Frank Reich says. “It’s hard to tell. I really think it will play itself out once we get the pads on. I think you’ll see the depth chart start to come into focus once we get the pads on.

“There are some guys who when they get the pads on, they just rise up. And we are just waiting to see who that is going to be. Especially on defense that happens a lot because there are just some guys who have that instinct. I think that’s going to play itself out in the first couple weeks of camp.”