Barkley’s mini fall stops with the Colts, who watched him tear up their field at the NFL Scouting Combine back in early March. The former Penn State Nittany Lions star fits into what the Colts need, simply because the franchise has more holes than answers.
Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard did little to fix the roster this offseason allowing his main moves to come in the draft. With three second-round picks, Ballard can focus on the defensive side of the ball there, especially with a talent like Barkley sitting in front of him.
The Colts don’t have much of an offensive line to speak of, but Barkley is good enough to create. Indianapolis can eventually fill out the rest of the offense around both Barkley and quarterback Andrew Luck, but this is a nice core for a team trying to reboot.
At some point, the Colts have to start building up on side of the ball, and the trio of Barkley, Luck and receiver T.Y. Hilton would be a good place to begin.