The Indianapolis Colts have one of the NFL‘s youngest rosters, yet the team is able to compete with the very best of them — just ask the Kansas City Chiefs. The team is loaded with young talent, and one needs to look no further than third-year TE Coby Fleener as a player with a massive amount of potential who really needs to mature quickly this season for Indianapolis to become a dominant team in the AFC playoff picture.
Fleener, who had his best statistical season last year catching 52 of his 88 targets for 608 yards and four touchdowns, will be asked to step up in a big way this season for QB Andrew Luck and his fellow Indianapolis teammates. Fleener’s skill set gives him the ability to become a mismatch working on linebackers or safeties due to his 6-foot-6, 244 pound frame. He could and very well should be one of the league’s top red zone targets, especially for Luck who is one of the league’s top young signal-callers.
Fleener needs to become much more consistent, however. He has had a case of the drops in the past and needs to become a much more consistent player to help open things up for his fellow receiving threats in WRs T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks and fellow TE Dwayne Allen.
Fleener will not see much competition for his roster spot this season as he has too much potential to be released or traded away, but he needs to become a much more consistent player to complement Allen and his other fellow receivers to help Indianapolis become one of the league’s more potent offensive squads. They certainly have the talent offensively to become such.