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From worst to best Andrew Luck Jersey White , the Colts offensive line took a giant leap this season."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Colts Positional Reviews2018 Colts Position Review: Offensive LineNew,11commentsFrom worst to best, the Colts offensive line took a giant leap this season.ESTShareTweetShareShare2018 Colts Position Review: Offensive LineKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsStarters: Anthony Castonzo, Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, Mark Glowinski, Braden SmithBench: Le’Raven Clark, Evan Boehm, Joe Haeg, Josh Andrews, Matt Slauson (now retired, played just 6 games)The offensive line had been a concern for the Colts ever since Andrew Luck was selected with the 1st overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. This issue became even more evident after Luck injured his shoulder and was out for two seasons. When Chris Ballard took over as GM his goal was clear, build an offensive line capable of protecting #12.He delivered on that goal.The Colts offensive line had allowed a sack on a league leading 10.33% percent of passing attempts in 2017. Fill-in starter Jacoby Brissett was rocked to the tune of 56 sacks and 113 QB hits. Ballard knew that Luck needed better protection, so he drafted perhaps the best offensive line prospect in recent memory, Quenton Nelson. He also added a reliable starter Darius Leonard Jersey White , Braden Smith. Ballard also pursued and landed Mark Glowinski and Matt Slauson, two very productive players on bargain contracts.In 2018, the Colts offensive line was arguably the best in the NFL. The unit gave up just 18 sacks, the lowest in the League, and Luck was taken down on just 2.86% of his pass attempts, the best mark in the NFL by a considerable amount. There are three factors to credit for this turnaround: the level of talent in the offensive line, the offensive scheme, and Luck getting rid of the ball quicker.Offensive Line 2017/2018/////////////////////////20172018/////////////////////////20172018As for the starters, the group really came together after a Week 6 loss against the Patriots. With Glowinski starting at right guard after Slauson went down with an injury, the Colts line stepped up. Slauson became more of a mentor/coach, and his veteran presence surely helped. Anthony Castonzo was as reliable as usual, excelling in both the running and the passing game. The presence of Nelson next to him must have also been helpful. Nelson was named first team All Pro as a rookie. The fact that he could improve in his second season is even more impressive. Center Ryan Kelly became the key cog the Colts expected him to be when he was selected with the 18th pick of the 2016 Draft. Kelly was vital to the Colts success not only in the pass-protection side, but also running the ball.With/Without KellyRYAN KELLYRush YPGRush TD/PGSacks Allowed/PGRYAN KELLYRush YPGRush TD/PGSacks Allowed/PGOn the right side of the line, Glowinski and Smith established themselves as the future starters. Glowinski filled earned a 3 year/$18 million deal while Smith has positioned himself as the right tackle for the next decade. Both should be expected to continue improving next season and further solidify the line.The problem with the offensive line was depth. Haeg is an average player and his versatility helps him a lot, but behind him there is not much more. The drop-off in production when Kelly was down has to be a concern for the coaching staff. A solid backup center is an under-the-radar need for the Colts this offseason.Overall Peyton Manning Jersey , the Colts can finally say they found their offensive line. Once the main weakness, the line is now the Colts biggest strength after quarterback. Also, the hiring of Chris Strausser as the new offensive line coach and the return of legend Howard Mudd to a coaching role should mean even more improvements on the trenches. Here is a quote from Quenton, that can sum up the mentality of this offensive line: Until about a month ago, Rock Ya-Sin was not a household name. It is now, at least in Colts territory. The Indianapolis Colts selected the cornerback in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft,..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesStampede Blue homepageHorizontal - WhiteStampede Bluean Indianapolis Colts communityFollow Stampede Blue online:Follow Stampede Blue on TwitterFollow Stampede Blue on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchStampede Blue main menuFanpostsFanshotsColtsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Breaking NewsAndrew Luck Retires×Rookie Report: Rock Ya-Sin New,13commentsEDTUntil about a month ago, Rock Ya-Sin was not a household name. It is now, at least in Colts territory. The Indianapolis Colts selected the cornerback in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and many Colts fans, including myself, were wondering who this guy even is. But let’s face it, Chris Ballard knows what he’s doing. He’s been on the hunt for multi-faceted players that will bring competitiveness and leadership to the field and the locker room. “He was outstanding at the Senior Bowl and he was great all year,” Ballard said of Ya-Sin. “Then you stack on his character Darius Leonard Jersey , his competitiveness, his will to win, it just fit us. I kept telling our guys, ‘Look, we move and we pass this guy that we love and we don’t get him, we are going to be regretting it.’ So, at the end of the day we end up picking a guy we loved.”Ya-Sin attended Southwest DeKalb High School in Atlanta, Georgia and began his high school career as a wrestler, and a two-time state champion at that. It wasn’t until his junior year that he began playing football. In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ya-Sin explained how his wrestling background helped translate onto the football field. “Just the competitive nature of going out there and going against a guy,” he said. “There are not excuses. You can’t blame it on anybody: win, lose or draw. It’s you versus another man.”Ya-Sin played 11 games at South Carolina’s Presbyterian College as a true freshman with two starts, 15 tackles and two pass breakups. In his sophomore campaign he started 11 games for 31 tackles (two for loss) and nine pass breakups. In 2017 he became a First-Team All Big South player with 45 tackles, five interceptions and eight pass breakups. Next came a transfer to Temple University in 2018 where he led the team with 47 tackles, 12 pass breakups and two interceptions. He was selected to the First Team All-American Athletic conference in his senior year. Ya-Sin’s college coach Malik Hooker Jersey White , Geoff Collins, has nothing but good things to say about his former player. “He’s tough, tenacious, competitive, relentless, every adjective you could use, is embodied in Rock Ya-Sin,” Collins said. “He’s amazing.” Mike Derice, an area scout for the Colts, recently discussed the scouting process of Ya-Sin on Colts.com.Derice noted that Ya-Sin’s enthusiasm, drive and diligence are among the many reasons why the Colts drafted him. When asked how tough it is to play just a year of Division I football and end up as a second round draft pick, Derice said, “That’s a testimony to his hard work. He came in there and felt like he belonged, and he planned on out-working everyone, and he’s gonna try to do the same thing when he gets here.”Ya-Sin has spent the majority of his career playing in man-to-man coverage Womens Peyton Manning Jersey , but said he feels comfortable in zone as well. He’s able to move his feet quickly, flip his hips and get downfield in a hurry. During the Senior Bowl, scouts were able to see some of the zone techniques he lacked during the 2018 season. “I think you can see the progression of his technique as the season went on,” Derice said. “So you know that he’s feeling better about what he’s being taught and at the Senior Bowl he just put it all together, and it was good to see him learn different techniques and actually apply it.” OTA’s allowed Ya-Sin to showcase his skill-set and coaches were clearly impressed with his toughness. Though Ballard expressed he still has some technique to work on, he’s convinced this pick will pay off in the 2019 season. “I’ll tell you the things he is going to have to work on is his zone coverage because he hasn’t done a lot of it,” Ballard said. “But he’s physical. He’s tough. He’s got ball skills. He’s got instincts. He’s got all the traits we look for. He’s got size and he’s got good speed. So we think he’s got all the makings of being a really good corner in this scheme.” Ya-Sin is the perfect fit with the way the Colts run their defense. I watched a lot of film of his from Temple and one aspect that really stood out was his ability to stick to receivers. His speed benefits his capability to get downfield and find the football and his length aids in being able to get in the air and bat the ball away from receivers. He also shows willingness to tackle in the run and sets a tone of physicality. What I like most about Ya-Sin, though, is his sheer will to win. He’s expressed that he has and will work harder than anyone else on the field, and is a great competitor. I’m eager to see how he fares against some of the better offenses in the NFL, as he’ll most certainly be a problem for a lot of teams the Colts face this season.



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