Three Indianapolis Colts gamers have been named to the top-100 gamers recordtop-100 players list for 2021 by CBS Sports activities.
Main it off for the Colts isn’t any shock. Left guard Quenton Nelson got here in at No. 26 on the record and because the second guard behind solely Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys.
“He is likely one of the greatest run-blocking gamers within the recreation, however his move safety is nice as nicely. He’s a whole participant who at all times appears to discover a option to get a highlight-reel block in each recreation,” wrote Pete Prisco.
Nelson has been a three-time All-Professional and three-time Professional Bowler since coming into the league in 2018. He’s on a Corridor of Fame trajectory and has been one of many largest causes the Colts boast an elite offensive line.
Subsequent on the record for the Colts was defensive sort out DeForest Buckner, who earned his first All-Professional choice in his first season with Indy. Buckner got here in at No. 49 on the record.
“The Colts traded to get him from San Francisco final season and he didn’t disappoint. He confirmed off his energy on their line, and he continued to have the ability to present strain as a down participant, getting 9.5 sacks,” wrote Prisco.
Rounding out the record for the Colts is linebacker Darius Leonard, who has confirmed to be the guts and soul of the protection. He’s been some of the productive linebackers within the league since he was chosen within the second spherical of the 2018 NFL draft.
Leonard coincidentally got here in at No. 53, which is the quantity he sports activities each week.
“He had 132 tackles, three sacks and 7 passes defenses. He’s a playmaking linebacker in the midst of their protection who has loads of good soccer in entrance of him,” Prisco wrote.
There will probably be plenty of top-100 lists that function some Colts so will probably be attention-grabbing to see if every other shops embody different members of the roster.