RB Jonathan Taylor and K Rodrigo Blankenship named to NFL.com Under-25 team in 2021
INDIANAPOLIS – Over the past few seasons, the Indianapolis Colts have consistently featured one of the best youngsters in the National Football League.
This might not come as a real surprise, as GM Chris Ballard and his staff have found the right mix of talent, fit and football character coming out of the varsity ranks, and head coach Frank Reich and his team make these players succeed once they compare themselves to the NFL competition.
As a result, the Colts have been well represented this time around every year on NFL.com’s âUnder-25 Team,â a compilation of the league’s top Under-25 players at the start of the season. regular.
Around the same time last year, right tackle Braden Smith, left guard Quenton Nelson and linebacker Bobby Okereke made the cut. In 2019, it was Smith, Nelson and linebacker Darius Leonard; in 2018, it was the punter Rigoberto Sanchez; and in 2017, center Ryan Kelly was on the list. These six players remain key items on the Indy roster heading into 2021.
So who made the cut this year on the 2021 NFL.com Under-25 team? Running back Jonathan Taylor and kicker Rodrigo Blankenship have earned their spots among the league’s top young players, according to NFL.com’s Nick Shook.
You can see Shook’s entire Under-25 squad by clicking here, but here’s what he had to say about Taylor and Blankenship, respectively: