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ESPN Reveals Colts' Biggest Weakness

The Indianapolis Colt are a young, rebuilding team, and ESPN identifies what they feel is the team's biggest weakness.
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The Indianapolis Colts are coming off a disappointing 2022 campaign that saw them finish 4-12-1 on the season. As one of the youngest teams in the NFL, the Colts have a lot of questions heading into the 2023 schedule.

ESPN identified the biggest weakness for every NFL team, and with the Colts, they cheated a bit. 

Unproven quarterback? Underperforming offensive line? Questions in the secondary? Pass catchers? Jonathan Taylor mess?

How about all of it?

"Depth," wrote ESPN's Stephen Holder on the Colts' biggest weakness. "First- and second-year players dominate the Colts' secondary, the offensive line is thin, and unproven players are occupying key roles at wide receiver. And that's without the requisite injuries cropping up just yet. The Colts had a relatively healthy training camp and preseason, but the nature of the NFL is such that injuries are inevitable. Will the Colts have enough to weather those setbacks?"

The Colts are hoping that quarterback becomes a strength of the team by the end of the season. To do that, they'll need the highly-paid offensive line to perform much better than 2022. 

The depth at wide receiver could look better by the end of the season if Anthony Richardson is allowed to develop and play within the structure of the offense as well as the improvisation skills he obviously brings.

The secondary looks scary on paper. The highest graded cornerback in 2022 currently in a Colts uniform is practice squad pickup Darren Hall. Hall was signed to the practice squad last week after the Atlanta Falcons cut him. He was graded 65.5 by Pro Football Focus (PFF) in 2022. The next highest rated cornerback with more than 50 snaps was Kenny Moore at 55.7.

The Colts will count on draft picks Julius Brents and Jaylon Jones to play big roles at cornerback this season. 

The Colts don't so much lack depth as they lack experience. The lack of experience poses big questions heading into the 2023 season, but it also makes for an exciting start to the schedule as some of those questions will be answered positively.