No. 5: Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts received awful news surrounding their first-round draft pick from 2017, safety Malik Hooker, who tore his ACL and MCL during his team’s 27-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7.
Hooker was having an impressive rookie season prior to the injury, registering four passes defended and three interceptions.
In Hooker’s place, the Colts will be forced to start 31-year-old veteran Darius Butler unless other means are addressed. The problem with this, though, is Indianapolis needs to get younger on an already struggling defense. It was a problem last year, prompting the Colts to grab Hooker in the first place.
Reid spent the first four years of his NFL career playing free safety, so this isn’t a tough transition. And with the Colts defense in need of younger leadership in the locker room, Reid could make a notable impact there as well.