How much will the Colts jeopardize Andrew Luck’s future?
The Indianapolis Colts had two pressing needs this offseason — get younger and better on defense as well as finding a way to upgrade a porous offensive line.
Credit the Colts for addressing the former. Three of their first four NFL Draft picks focused on defense, and safety Malik Hooker should be an impact player right away.
Yet the only O-line addition via the draft was former USC guard Zach Banner in Round 4. That might help, but I wasn’t overly sold on Banner heading into the draft anyway. It’s not like he’s a notable improvement over what’s currently there, and that’s not much.
Quarterback Andrew Luck suffered 41 sacks last year, second most in the NFL, so it’s clear how big a problem this is.
Worse yet, Luck’s nagging shoulder injury and subsequent rehab puts a serious question mark for his ability to be ready by training camp.
Even if he is healthy, just imagine the pressure Luck will face with that O-line this season.
It doesn’t look good, which isn’t promising for the team’s No. 1 investment.