INDIANAPOLIS – The biggest offseason priority for the Colts has been addressed.
Quite considerably, too.
Offensive tackle Le'Raven Clark was the pick at No. 82 overall for the Colts, joining center Ryan Kelly in the trenches.
In picking the Texas Tech product in Round Three, the Colts have a guy with tackle and guard flexibility.**
Getting To Know Le'Raven Clark-Why Clark?**
Jim Irsay said in March that an ideal draft scenario would be to find a true center (Ryan Kelly) and a guard/tackle combo (Le'Raven Clark). The Colts have now crossed that off the checklist. Clark started 51 straight games at Texas Tech. For the last three years, Clark manned the left tackle post, after starting at right guard during his redshirt freshman season. The 36 ¼-inch arms for Clark were the longest of any offensive linemen at this year's NFL Combine.-Clark's position at the next level
The Colts wouldn't divulge any immediate position plans for Clark. His flexibility will be welcomed though as the Colts have significantly upgraded their quality of competition in the trenches. From left to right, the Colts have Anthony Castonzo, Jack Mewhort and Ryan Kelly. Then at right guard and right tackle, they have plenty of options to turn to with Clark's name added to the mix of Joe Reitz, Denzelle Good and Hugh Thornton.-Another third-round gem?
Dwayne Allen. T.Y. Hilton. Donte Moncrief. Henry Anderson. The Colts have found contributors in the third round before and now they hope their offensive line can reap that success. Clark's presence in the starting lineup isn't a must from Day One, but he brings another young piece that has tackle ability, like Denzelle Good. Clark, who donned a Colts' shirt in his post-draft FaceTime with Colts.com, was a two-time All-Big 12 selection in Texas Tech's pass happy offense.