Predicting 5 Surprise Starters For Indianapolis Colts in 2014

Indianapolis Colts: Predicting 5 Surprise Starters in 2014

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The Indianapolis Colts added many pieces this offseason in order to chase their Super Bowl dreams. Here are five starters that can make an impact and help the Colts reach that dream.

5. Xavier Nixon

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5. Xavier Nixon

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The former tackle out of the University of Florida came to the Colts late last year but he could make an impact if he switches to the guard position. He was an effective run blocker last year and could be in place for a starting guard role over Hugh Thorton. Keep in mind current starter Donald Thomas hasn't practice yet this year either, so Nixon could fill the void at left guard.

4. Jack Mewhort

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4. Jack Mewhort

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Mewhort came out of college as a left tackle, but most people expected a position change once he came to Indianapolis. Expect him to be one of the starting guards this season as the interior offensive line has to improve.

3. Josh Chapman

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3. Josh Chapman

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This big body nose tackle should make a big jump to be starting this year. If Chapman lives up to his potential, the Colts' run defense should improve significantly in 2014.

2. Mike Adams

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2. Mike Adams

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The late signing of Adams tells me that the coaches are not exactly confident in Delano Howell. Adams was a solid player last year for the Denver Broncos and should provide the Colts with depth at a key position.

1. Ryan Lankford

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1. Ryan Lankford

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Lankford could be the solution to the returning kick problems the Colts had last year. Lankford has a track and field background which could help him not only make the final roster but make an impact on the field. That position is usually forgotten, but helping the Colts get better field position could go a long way in helping them score more.

Christopher Pimentel is a Indianapolis Colts writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter, or add him to your network on Google 


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