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INDIANAPOLIS – With the arrival of the Colts offseason program, it’s time to start penciling in a depth chart.

Yes, this will change. Yes, this is April.

But with the Colts starting their offseason program, and that potentially including some on-field work next month, let’s think about some starters and backups.

Here is an extremely early look at a Colts depth chart:


-Quarterbacks: Carson Wentz, Jacob Eason, Jalen Morton

-Running Back: Jonathan Taylor, Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins, Darius Anderson, Bobby LeMay, Paul Perkins

-Wide Receiver: T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, DeMichael Harris, Ashton Dulin, J.J. Nelson

-Wide Receiver: Michael Pittman, Zach Pascal, Dezmon Patmon, Quartney Davis, Gary Jennings

-Tight End: Jack Doyle, Noah Togiai, Farrod Green

-Tight End: Mo Alie-Cox, Jordan Thomas, Andrew Vollert

-Left Tackle: Will Holden, Julie’n Davenport, Jake Benzinger, Eljah Nkansah

-Left Guard: Quenton Nelson, Joey Hunt

-Center: Ryan Kelly, Danny Pinter

-Right Guard: Mark Glowinski, Chris Reed, Jake Eldrenkamp, Sam Jones

-Right Tackle: Braden Smith, Sam Tevi, Carter O’Donnell, Casey Tucker



-Defensive End: Isaac Rochell, Ben Banogu

-Defensive Tackle: Grover Stewart, Tyler Stallworth, Andrew Brown, Rob Windsor

-Defensive Tackle: DeForest Buckner, Tyquan Lewis, Chris Williams, Kameron Cline

-Defensive End: Al-Quadin Muhammad, Kemoko Turay

-WILL Linebacker: Darius Leonard, EJ Speed, Jordan Glasgow

-MIKE Linebacker: Bobby Okereke, Skai Moore

-SAM Linebacker: Zaire Franklin, Matthew Adams

-Cornerback: Xavier Rhodes, Rock Ya-Sin, Marvell Tell, Will Sunderland, Anthony Chesley

-Cornerback: Kenny Moore, T.J. Carrie, Isaiah Rodgers, Andre Chachere, Roderic Teamer

-Free Safety: Julian Blackmon, George Odum, Rolan Milligan, Nick Nelson

-Strong Safety: Khari Willis, Sean Davis, Ibraheim Campbell



-Kicker: K-Rodrigo Blankenship

-Punter: P-Rigoberto Sanchez, P-Austin Rehkow

-Long Snapper: LS-Luke Rhodes

-Punt Returner: Nyheim Hines, Isaiah Rodgers, Parris Campbell, DeMichael Harris

-Kick Returner: Isiah Rodgers, Parris Campbell, Nyheim Hines, DeMichael Harris


Some Takeaways:

  • Jacob Eason is going to get every chance to win the backup job here in 2021. We’ll see if the Colts add a 4th quarterback at some point this offseason.


  • The backup running backs reps will be fluid, obviously. And the same could be said for the depth spots at wide receiver and tight end.


  • Finding a 3rd tight end in the draft would be wise.


  • Throw a dart at the board for the starting left tackle right now. We’ll go with Will Holden as the returner. This could (should) change during next week’s draft.


  • When writing in a depth chart, it further stresses the need to find some edge rushers. Tyquan Lewis and Isaac Rochell are two versatile bodies up front.


  • How the Colts handle the SAM linebacker position will be something to watch this offseason. They could go a number of ways, with mostly unproven options.


  • Depth in the secondary, and how that plays out, is still very much up in the air.