WR-87 Reggie Wayne: Can He Be Dependable and Put Up Big Numbers?
Andrew Luck and the city of Indianapolis is leaning on Reggie Wayne to be our scape goat and put up clutch numbers like he always has. The problem is Reggie is getting older and usually veteran receivers stats decline each year.
Wayne has never been the fastest guy and he's slowing down year by year. Will Wayne be a that veteran that puts up big numbers like the Colts fans expect?
Luck is going to go to Wayne a lot. Can he product is the biggest question? If so, the Colts will be alright.
WR-11 Donnie Avery: What Kind of Role Will Avery Play on This Team?
Donnie Avery will definitely be a part of the 53-man roster when the season starts. He should garner some big playing time.
What we don't know is what kind of role will he have. Right now he's lined up in the slot, but I think he will end up playing on the outside to Luck's left.
Avery will need to stay healthy as he's been very injury-prone during his career. His role will be very wide-open with Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and Coby Fleener all getting majority of the balls thrown their way. If he can be a good route-runner and catch everything thrown his way, he can fit in very solidly.
WR-15 LaVon Brazil: Will He Make the Opening Day Roster?
Rookie LaVon Brazil is deserving of a roster spot. I think he will make it, but the bigger question is how many receivers will the Colts hold on a game-day roster? They will run a two-tight end system. Mix in five offensive linemen, a quarterback and running back, and that leaves only two wide receiver spots on plays with sometimes three.
We know Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Donnie Avery and T.Y. Hilton will have a spot. The Colts also have Quan Cosby on the roster. I don't see Cosby and Brazil both making the final 53-man roster. One has to go.
WR-17 Austin Collie: Can He Return to Form Prior to the Concussions?
Prior to Collie’s two concussions, he was one of the best receivers in the league. He was Manning’s go-to target and very reliable. Last year was his first full season back from the concussions and he had a down year. We don’t know yet whether it was the quarterback issues or he's lost it. We will find out this year.
WR-13 T.Y. Hilton: Will He Be the Best Returner the Colts Ever Had?
T.Y. Hilton is the fastest guy on the team. He ran a 4.24 40-yard dash and is a threat in the slot. Where he will make his due is on the return game. Hilton can get the Colts field position, which will be key in games that are so close and the Colts should have a lot of them this year.
Hilton, can make a big difference this year on the roster.
WR-14 Quan Cosby: Will He Make the Colts’ Opening Day Roster?
Cosby falls into the same category as Brazil at the receiver spot. Both will be fighting hard for the last few spots on the roster. Can Cosby prove enough in the preseason of his worth?