The Indianapolis Colts' plan to shift to a 3-4 defense, demands a nose tackle to anchor the new look front. There are several promising candidates on the market and the position is sure to receive more attention during free agency's second week.
Antonio Garay is arguable the best fit for the Colts in free agency, having played for new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky in the past.
Both new head coach Chuck Pagano and Manusky have favoured 1-gap, hybrid versions of the 3-4 in their careers. This means the Colts can make room for more active players over the center, even those whose background has been a 4-3.
Cincinnati Bengals youngster Pat Sims and recently released veteran Anthony Adams headline this group. With Cory Redding added to the line at defensive end, the Colts must quickly identify their preferred choice for the most important position on their new look defense.
Here are the five best free-agent nose tackle options for the Colts to consider.