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Indianapolis Starting Lineup

Indy / May 27, 2020

The Indianapolis Colts still have over three months before they need to decide their opening day starters, but took an early guess this week at what their starters might look like this season.

Below is a look at the projected starting lineup for the Colts this year:

Offense Defense
QB: Andrew Luck DT: Arthur Jones
RB: Frank Gore NT: David Parry
WR1: T.Y. Hilton DE: Kendall Langford
WR2: Donte Moncrief OLB: Eric Walden
WR3: Phillip Dorsett ILB: D'Qwell Jackson
TE: Dwayne Allen ILB: Nate Irving
LT: Anthony Castanzo OLB: Robert Mathis
LG: Jack Mewhort CB1: Vontae Davis
C: Ryan Kelly CB2: Patrick Robinson
RG: Hugh Thornton S: Mike Adams
RT: Joe Reitz S: Clayton Geathers

The roster battles of most interest this year could come on the right side of the offensive line and at inside linebacker, where the Colts need to find a replacement for Jerrell Freeman, who signed with Chicago in free agency. On the offensive line, is going with veterans Hugh Thornton and Joe Reitz to take the starting spots on the right side.

"Indy went draft heavy on the offensive line, in an effort to finally protect Andrew Luck, " wrote Kevin Patra of "Yet question marks remain. Three starters are locked in: left tackle Anthony Castonzo, guard Jack Mewhort and rookie center Ryan Kelly. That's a solid foundation for a heretofore leaky unit. The right side will see training camp battles for starting spots. For the time being I'm leaving veteran Joe Reitz at right tackle and a slimmed down Hugh Thornton at guard. It wouldn't surprise if Denzelle Good pushed for the RT spot."

The choice at ILB was Nate Irving, who as the potential successor to Freeman.

"Now healthy, I've got Nate Irving - the better run defender - beating out Sio Moore for the starting gig and majority of snaps, " Patra wrote.