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NFL roster no. 16: Indianapolis Colts

. . . Indianapolis Colts. 16. team. 46

For the first time in his NFL career, we’re going to see Matt Ryan playing for a team besides the Atlanta Falcons.

It’s going to be weird at first.

Matty Ice isn’t the league MVP he used to be but he could be the missing piece for a Colts team that needed a veteran leader at the position, as good as Carson Wentz was for them last year statistically speaking.

The Colts’ 98 percent playoff chances disappeared, and a 98 percent chance disappearing is something Matt Ryan is unfortunately familiar with.

The Colts’ roster overall I think is more than meets the eye.

They have a legitimate NFL MVP candidate at running back in Jonathan Taylor.

Wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. has really emerged for this team lately and that position will also get a boost from second-round pick Alec Pierce.

The wild card at receiver is Parris Campbell. If he can stay healthy, the Colts’ receiver room might be one of the league’s most underrated.

The Colts lost some pieces on the offensive line and are banking on young players taking over, but that area of the team is not considered a major concern.

Defensively, the Colts have a scary front seven with Pro Bowl caliber players left and right.

DeForest Buckner and Darius Leonard are superstars. The team got a massive boost in the pass rush department with the trade to acquire Yannick Ngakoue.

Kwity Paye and Dayo Odeyingbo were the team’s top two picks last year and should be core pieces moving forward.

The secondary was already good and got even better with the addition of veteran Stephon Gilmore at cornerback.

Between Gilmore and Kenny Moore II, the Colts certainly have a couple of players that can create a lot of turnovers.

Third-round pick Nick Cross can also be a factor at the safety position early on with Julian Blackmon, Khari Willis, and veteran Rodney McLeod.

Overall, the Colts’ roster is just solid. The team feels like it’s missing a piece at receiver and the offensive line is in transition. Defensively, they should be good again and a playoff contender in 2022.