Silly nonsense. Very disappointing. USA Today used to be really good.
Even if you knew nothing about the Colts, you could know this. We spent 7 of 10 2019 draft picks on defense. It's not unreasaonble to expect most if not all of them to be better. The question is how much?
But Rock and Okereke and Willis are starters. Benagu, Tell, should be key reserves. Speed and Green to ST's. So, the defense SHOULD be better on that alone.
And I'm almost positive I read something this off-season about a trade for Buckner, and some free agent signing's including Rhodes. Plus the return of a healthy Turay. That's a lot of important faces on that side of the ball.
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to be able to predict we should be a better defense. The only question is..... now much better?
Barring something completely unexpected, Blackmon is going to be mostly a non-factor, even if he somehow manages to get on the field. First, he won't have played for roughly 9-10 months. Second, because of injury, no rookie camps in the spring. No summer camp, pre-season camp and missing the first part of the season. So, he'll have a few weeks of practice and you expect him to be a factor right away? It's among the longest of long shots.
Could it happen? Long shot. A one percent chance, maybe two. Odds are if he plays, he'll be OK but nothing special. The year to expect Blackmon to show something is 2021. His rehab and practice time should be back to normal.