Biggest post-draft questions still to be answered by the Indianapolis Colts:
Short up front: The Colts drafted USC tackle Zach Banner in the fourth round. Banner alone isn’t enough, though. The Colts want to add more bodies up front, especially after enduring a season full of injuries on the offensive line. “You always want to add depth on the O-line,” general manager Chris Ballard said. “You always want to have -- every team I’ve been a part of, I learned this from [Kansas City] coach [Andy] Reid, we would keep nine or 10 on the 53-man roster.”
Hole at tight end: The Colts took a shot in the depth department at tight end when they traded Dwayne Allen to New England earlier this offseason. The draft came and went without them selecting a tight end. So, barring the Colts signing a free agent, they could be heading into training camp with Jack Doyle, two former college basketball players in Erik Swoope and Mo Alie-Cox, and Brandon Williams as their tight ends.
Need pass-rushers: The Colts left pass-rushers like UCLA’s Takkarist McKinley and Missouri’s Charles Harris in favor of taking safety Malik Hooker in the first round. They selected Ohio University defensive end Tarell Basham (27 sacks in college career) in the third round. Owner Jim Irsay acknowledged that they still have questions when it comes to having pass-rushers on the roster.
Have the Colts done enough? Irsay and coach Chuck Pagano both talked about the moves AFC South counterparts Jacksonville and Tennessee made in the draft. The Colts are preaching patience, especially with what is suddenly a relatively young defensive unit. They could be starting rookies Hooker and Quincy Wilson to go with five other new starters on defense. The Jaguars and Titans, meanwhile, used high draft picks to give quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Marcus Mariota more weapons to work with in the form of running back Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville and wide receiver Corey Davis in Tennessee.