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For a player who never played guard at the collegiate or professional level, Colon has sure looked comfortable at the position. Since returning from his own injuries last season, he’s been very consistent and earned high marks from the coaches and his teammates.
Colon is big enough to play tackle and he’s got more mobility than a typical guard thanks to that experience. He’s shown an ability to pull and also a more consistent blocking performance than he showed on the outside.
Anytime you’re trying a player, especially a veteran, at an unfamiliar position, there’s some reason to be nervous. Several things can go wrong. While I don’t think that will happen here, it’s something that everyone must consider.
The only other knock I can find with Colon is that he has a history of taking very costly and very unnecessary penalties. That hasn’t happened so far, and it may be because Colon is more comfortable at guard, but it’s one more thing to watch out for heading into the regular season.