Training Camp Preview: TE Edition

With the departure of Trey Burton the TE spot has an opening on the 53 man roster. Which TEs are primed and proven to make their mark?

Jack Doyle: Ever since the Colts picked Doyle up off waivers from Tennessee the man has done what ever he’s been asked. Last few years he’s been fighting some rough luck with injuries so it’d be great to see the crafty vet get a full season in like he did in 2017 and 2019. Jack isn’t going to run past or run through defenders in the passing game but where he shines is as one of the leagues very best run blocking TE. For a team that wants to pound the rock that’s some big value

Mo Alie-Cox: Coming off a career year the young TE with the big paws looks to keep it going. Not only did he grab a career high with 31 passes, PFF also graded him as the 2nd best pass blocking TE and 15th best run blocking. Look for this former star of the hardwood to keep improving on the gridiron

Kylen Granson: We all hear the stories about coaches banging on the table for their guys but in this case we saw it. Featured on With The Next Pick Head Coach Frank Reich wanted this rookie TE from the moment he watched his tape and banged on the table for him. The explosive rookie looks to be built for the Colts system with his size and speed. The biggest knock on him seems to be his blocking ability so look for that to be worked on in camp.

Farrod Green: Green was a UDFA in 2020 who spent all of last year on the practice squad after being waived during the final round of preseason cuts. He was elevated to the active roster for one game last year but registered no stats.

Jordan Thomas: Thomas is an interesting enigma. The 6th round pick in 2018 had a very good rookie year notching 20 receptions for 215 yards and 4 scores. Since then Thomas doesn’t even have 4 catches and is playing on his 4th team moving from Houston to Arizona to New England and now to Indy. Can Thomas recapture the rookie year production or will Indy be just another map dot for the journeyman TE.

Noah Togiai: Noah came to the Colts after being claimed off waivers from the Eagles where he signed as a UDFA. Noah spent last season on the practice squad and was elevated for 4 games but did not register a stat.

Andrew Vollert: Andrew is in that same boat that Jordan Thomas is but without the paddle of a solid rookie season. Vollert is now on his 5th team since 2018 and spent the last part of the 2020 season on the Colts practice squad coming over from Carolina.

The Colts rostered 3 TE’s on last years initial 53 man roster and no reason to see they would move on that this year.

Jack Doyle- TE1

Mo Alie-Cox TE2

Kylen Granson- TE3

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