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This Week Outlook
The Colts are discussing the possibility of guard Quenton Nelson moving to left tackle in 2021.
These discussions are only hypothetical ones at the moment. Nelson is one of the most valuable interior linemen in all of football, so it would be a risk to remove him from his natural position. However, there's a gaping hole at left tackle following Anthony Castonzo's recent retirement.
The Indianapolis Colts and their No. 6 pick in the draft Quenton Nelson have agreed to terms on a four-year deal.
They'll also have a fifth-year option, as is the case with all first-round picks. Nelson was apparently the only player outside of Bradley Chubb that the Colts were considering with the sixth pick, so it's clear they are making it a priority to protect Andrew Luck. Nelson's presence should not only help Luck, but provide a boost to the run-game that hasn't reached 1,400 rushing yards as a team (excluding quarterback) in each of the last six seasons.
With the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Notre Dame offensive guard Quenton Nelson.
Knowing that the Colts top priority will be to protect Andrew Luck, this pick should make plenty of sense, especially when you consider that both Denzel Ward and Bradley Chubb went before their pick. Nelson will come in and immediately make an impact in the run-game, which struggled for years with Frank Gore peddling along just 3.8 yards per carry the last three years. Don't expect this to be the only addition to the offense, though, as the Colts are likely to add a running back and/or wide receiver with one of their three second-round picks.
Notre Dame offensive lineman Quenton Nelson will not run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.
He apparently tweaked his hamstring during warm-ups, forcing him to pull out of the sprint portion of the Combine. He will, however, participate in all of the other drills. As of now, the expectations are that Nelson will be picked inside the top-10 of the NFL Draft. It's unlikely that this changes anything with his draft stock.