Indianapolis Colts: 3 Players who can’t get injured in 2019

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3. CB Pierre Desir

Some view cornerback as a position of strength for the Colts after many years of it being a major weakness. I, on the other hand, feel that it’s Pierre Desir at the start with a bunch of question marks behind him.

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Desir was the 18th-graded cornerback per Pro Football Focus (subscription required) last season which was 21 spots higher than the next closest Colts cornerback in Quincy Wilson, who has had a ton of ups and downs in his two NFL seasons. Desir has never been the best at creating interceptions and turnovers, but he sticks to his man in coverage. He’s also the team’s best corner at stopping the run, along with being the sixth-best in the NFL in that department.

It’s possible all of the youthful guys behind him are going to take a step forward this year, but, as things stand right now, it’s a bunch of question marks behind him. This is the roster that they’re going to go into the season with, and it’s the one they’re going to play out the year with. If Desir goes down with an injury at any point this season, their pass defense will take a huge hit.