We start in on the defensive side of the units in the AFC South, beginning with defensive lines:
There isn’t much to see here. You have a journeyman in Kendall Langford at one end, role player Arthur Jones at the other and David Parry at the nose. Langford had a good year rushing the passer with seven sacks, a career high, while Parry had one sack last season and Jones has 10 sacks in four seasons after missing all of 2015.
But for yet another season, the Colts struggled to stop the run. They were 25th in yards allowed and was also among the worst in the league by allowing 4.3 yards per carry.
The most interesting player on this defensive line is Hassan Ridgeway, a fourth round pick from Texas. They got a steal on the third day with him. Over the last two seasons the former Longhorn racked up 9.5 sacks and 84 total tackles.
I expect Ridgeway to get significant playing time very quickly on this defensive line. Overall this unit is not very deep and doesn’t have any real impact player. Their starters are all functional starters but that’s it.
This unit just has less overall talent than the other lines in the division and they will have a hard time getting out of the cellar as the worst in the division.