NFL Draft Rumors: Which Offensive Tackle Will the Indianapolis Colts Pursue?

April 18, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Indianapolis Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian hasn't minced words when discussing his team's offensive line woes in the past. More than once, Polian has blasted the team's play up front through the media.
The Colts have traditionally bolstered that position through trades, free agents and late round draft picks. That may change in 2011.
As Chad Reuter of CBSSports.com poignantly writes, while the Colts are mired in contract extension negotiations with their franchise quarterback Peyton Manning, they must focus on improving their ragged offensive line. That should begin with Wisconsin's Game Carimi:
The Colts are looking to sign franchise quarterback Peyton Manning to an extension, so improving their lackluster offensive line has to be part of the equation with their first selection. Two or three offensive tackles of value may be available to them, including Wisconsin's Gabe Carimi (the Colts tend to favor Big Ten prospects). would help protect Manning's blind side.

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