5 Indianapolis Colts With the Most to Prove in 2014

Indianapolis Colts: 5 Players Who Have The Most To Prove In 2014

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Some of these players on the Indianapolis Colts roster have a lot to prove for a lot of different reasons. Some are going to be asked to fill big shoes, and some have to live up to big contracts. Either way, they have to prove something if they Colts are going to improve in 2014.

5. Vontae Davis

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5. Vontae Davis

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The Colts felt that Davis could be a shutdown corner in the NFL when they traded a second-round pick for him. They backed that theory up when they signed him to a massive contract in the offseason. After fading down the stretch last year, he has to be more consistent and live up to that contract in 2014.

4. Khaled Holmes

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4. Khaled Holmes

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The Colts don’t have any other option at the center position. The interior offensive line was a disaster last year, and Holmes should provide an upgrade. The Colts put a lot of faith in the second-year center by not drafting a center to compete with him. Holmes has to prove that the Colts made the right decision by playing well in 2014.

3. Bjoern Werner

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3. Bjoern Werner

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The second-year defensive end turned linebacker has to fill a major hole with Mathis gone for the first four games of the year. He has to find a way to live up to his first-round draft pick status. He should make a jump in his second year. He feels stronger and more comfortable, which is good news for the Colts' defense.

2. Dwayne Allen

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2. Dwayne Allen

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The third-year tight end missed 15 games last year with a hip injury and should make up for lost time this year. Personally, I think Allen is on his way to becoming a star in this league. He can do a lot of things very well, and could give the Colts some flexibility on offense. Expect a big year from the third-year tight end who has to make up for a lost 2013 season.

1. LaRon Landry

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1. LaRon Landry

LaRon Landry, Indianapolis Colts
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Landry’s first year with the Colts was very disappointing. He missed numerous games due to injury, and was not the best player in coverage. He also has a massive contract that he has to live up to. Landry is the last line of defense, and the Colts need him to improve if they want to be great on defense this year.

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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