Colts find strength in wide receiver corps
The Indianapolis Colts are going through their off-season workouts and one thing is clear - they have a ton of talent on the roster.
For the Colts' offense, it's their shelter from the storm. With question marks along the offensive line and in the backfield, it's the wide receiver corps which offers strength and stability for the coming season.
More than five players are vying for a starting spot. Among them is third-year receiver T.Y. Hilton.
"The competition is very high. I think all phases of the game, especially," Hilton said. "I think we're all competing at a high level. You know, right now, organized team activities are all about the individual."
Also in the mix is free agent signee Hakeem Nicks, who won Super Bowl XLVI playing alongside Eli Manning. The sixth-year receiver says Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has all the tools to be an elite quarterback.
"What he brings to the table, this is going into his third year, just looking over his first two years, numbers don't lie. I'm glad to be a receiver for him," Nicks said.
While the battle at receiver continues to heat up, so does the play of rookie offensive lineman Jack Mewhort, who could see time at guard, as well as center.
"I don't have a position," said the Ohio State product. "I've never pegged myself as a guy that plays a position and I'm going to continue to do that here. I want to be a guy that they can point me in the direction, if anything happens, and I go in there, I help outperform, I do my job."