The Indianapolis Colts utilized the offseason to revamp key positions on the roster. They added NFL veteran Philip Rivers in free agency and traded for defensive lineman DeForest Buckner prior to the NFL Draft.
Both players should be upgrades on both sides of the football. The Colts also selected Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor in the second round of the NFL Draft. While Marlon Mack is slated to start, Taylor could push for carries early on.
His addition may turn out to be the biggest move of the Colts offseason. He was dynamic at Wisconsin with 6,174 yards and 50 touchdowns in 41 career games. He posted back-to-back 2,000 yard seasons and ranks sixth all-time on the NCAA rushing list.
NFL Network analyst and former NFL All-Pro Maurice Jones-Drew loves Taylor’s potential fit in Indianapolis. The Colts have a strong offensive line and like to run the football. Jones-Drew said on NFL “Total Access” that the former Wisconsin product will thrive in Frank Reich’s system.
“For him, that is the best fit possible for Jonathan Taylor,” Jones-Drew said. “The reason I saw this is when you watch his tape and you watch how he runs, when he gets to that second level being 230 pounds and running the way he’s running, it was like he’s unstoppable. Now when you get to him before he can get his momentum going, being able to get him to start and stop was tough. He gets to go to and Indianapolis Colts team who has a veteran quarterback in Phillip Rivers with weapons. We’re going to see two high safeties. But also, the best offensive line in football.