5 Offseason Additions With Most to Offer Indianapolis Colts in 2014

Indianapolis Colts: 5 Offseason Additions With Most to Offer in 2014

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The Indianapolis Colts knew they had a lot of holes that needed to be filled if they were going to make the Super Bowl this year. They focused on needs rather than depth in the offseason, and each of these five players plays a key role in improving an already talented roster.

5. Arthur Jones

Arthur Jones, Indianapolis Colts
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5. Arthur Jones

Arthur Jones, Indianapolis Colts
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The Indianapolis Colts signed the defensive end from the Baltimore Ravens in the offseason to help improve the run defense. Jones is already familiar with the defensive scheme and has worked with Chuck Pagano before. All of this means that he should hit the ground running when training camp comes along.

4. D'Qwell Jackson

D'Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis Colts
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4. D'Qwell Jackson

D'Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis Colts
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Jackson was brought in for the same reason as Jones: to improve the run defense that got torn apart in the playoffs. Jackson is getting older, but he can provide some strength in the middle of the defense. He is also a perfect complement to Jerrell Freeman who is more comfortable in space.

3. Jack Mewhort

Jack Mewhort, Indianapolis Colts
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3. Jack Mewhort

Jack Mewhort, Indianapolis Colts
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Mewhort was the Colts' first pick in the NFL Draft, and he should help improve the interior offensive line. He played tackle in college, but he will be transitioning to guard at the NFL level. He should be an immediate starter with the Colts, and the run game should improve because of him.

2. Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts
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2. Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts
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Nicks was brought in to play one of the outside wide receiver positions on a one-year contract, and if he preforms well he will be in line for a big payday in 2015. Nicks has all the talent in the world, and if he is healthy he can make a big impact for the Colts in 2014.

1. Rob Chudzinski

Rob Chudzinski, Indianapolis Colts
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1. Rob Chudzinski

Rob Chudzinski, Indianapolis Colts
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Chudzinski should be a great addition to the coaching staff, and his presence should be felt with the passing game and the tight ends. He managed to turn Jordan Cameron into a great tight end last year, and he will have a lot to work with now with Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen. With him on the coaching staff, the Colts' already dangerous passing game got a lot better.

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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