The offseason workouts have begun for the Indianapolis Colts. And while Andrew Luck will be limited over the next few weeks after offseason surgery, he is still keeping a close eye on things.
One of those areas Luck has been paying attention to is his offensive line.
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The same unit that struggled heavily out of the gate last season. With shuffling three rookies (Ryan Kelly, Joe Haeg, La’ Raven Clark) into the starting mix growing pains were expected. But late in the season things seemed to click.
That unit did not give up a single sack in the games against the Raiders and the Vikings. Two of the best pass rushing teams in the league a season ago. And while there still is some work to be done, Luck is liking what he sees.
“There’s seven or eight of them that have been here consistently working out, It’s nice for me because it meant I didn’t have to be alone in the weight room and training room.
“They’ve been working their butts off. I think they understand to be an elite unit they have to do it together and work really, really, really hard and they are doing that. They are on their way. They are earning that right to be confident when they step on the field.”
There have been rumors that the Colts will target the offensive line in the first round of next week’s draft. But with the draft being deep on the defensive side of the ball that seems a little farfetched.
Not saying that the Colts could not use someone like Forrest Lamp, but I think the Colts draft board has a lot of players ahead of any lineman.