NFL Draft 2011: Will the Indianapolis Colts Upgrade Their Offensive Line?

March 28, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL Draft 2011 Gives the Colts Plenty of Options if They Want To Upgrade the Offensive Line
Last year, Peyton Manning put the Indianapolis Colts on his back and carried them to the playoffs.
Manning did it while losing countless players to injury and playing behind an offensive line that was banged up and unable to protect the star quarterback like it used to. It's also a unit that's not getting any younger and is in dire need of an upgrade through the draft.
If Indianapolis is going to sign Manning to a long-term extension, it has to protect its investment. With that in mind, ESPN's Todd McShay has the Colts taking Nate Solder out of Colorado to help keep Manning upright.
"The offensive line is definitely the top priority for the Colts, who had big problems at the end of 2010 because of their inability to run the ball effectively," McShay writes. "Indianapolis has missed on recent O-line picks like Tony Ugoh and Mike Pollak, but Solder is the best available pros...

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