Kylen Granson named gem of surprise Indianapolis Colts rookie ahead of 2021 season
Despite being currently the No.3 tight end in Indianapolis after being selected by general manager Chris Ballard and the Colts in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, hopes – and perhaps even some expectations – remain. bred for Kylen Granson.
In one article published Monday by Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report Highlighting the surprise rookie gem for all 32 teams heading into the 2021 season, Knox ranked Granson as the Colts’ surprise rookie gem, edging out other end-round picks in offensive lineman Will Fries, quarterback. fullback Sam Ehlinger, safety Shawn Davis and wide receiver Michel Strachan.
Here’s what Knox had to say about Granson being selected as the Colts’ surprise rookie gem:
The Indianapolis Colts have a new quarterback project in former Eagle Carson Wentz. The Colts also have plenty of offensive talent to back Wentz, although they lack a reliable tight end to catch passes. Mo Alie-Cox paced the position with just 394 receiving yards in 2020. That’s where fourth-round pick Kylen Granson comes into the equation. Perspective of a small Southern Methodist school, Granson is bursting with athletic and breakaway potential. While Granson lacks the polish and blocking ability to be a tight winger on every run, he can create lags in the passing game and be the kind of playmaker Wentz previously had with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Last season, Granson caught 35 passes for 536 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games.
Although Knox overlooks Jack Doyle here with his article on Granson, he is well aware of Granson’s abilities as a tight end that will be a confrontational issue for the defenses, especially when you consider weapons at the receiver and of recoil the Colts have on the outside of Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox at the tight end.
Granson may be a slow burn this year as he’s No. 3 on the depth chart and coming out of SMU, giving him a steep learning curve for the NFL.
However, head coach Frank Reich will no doubt want to get the rookie onto the field quickly in an effort to acclimate him to the NFL game and exploit some of the game issues he will give defenses to the next level. .
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