The Indianapolis Colts are hoping to bounce back to the playoffs after missing it last season.
They had two opportunities to clinch a postseason berth but missed it.
Moving forward, they hope that the pieces in place will be enough to get them over the hump.
However, it’s possible that they will proceed without one of their more promising players.
Source: #Colts TE Drew Ogletree has torn his ACL. A promising season over.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2022
NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport shared, “Source: #Colts TE Drew Ogletree has torn his ACL. A promising season over.”
As always with ACL injuries, the recovery period is indefinite.
Therefore, Ogletree is likely done for the year.
He grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and became a two-sport star at Northridge High School.
He initially attended Findlay for three seasons before transferring to Youngstown State.
In his three years with the Oilers, Ogletree finished with 54 passes for 785 yards and ten touchdowns.
With the Penguins, he had 28 receptions for 282 yards.
Ogletree’s Brief NFL Career
He participated in the 2022 Scouting Combine wherein he ran the 40-yard dash at 4.71 seconds.
He also had a 35-in vertical jump and ten-inch broad jump.
Those attributes were enough for Indianapolis to select him in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 191 picks after top overall selection Travon Walker.
Ogletree showed some promise during training camp and also had a five-yard catch during the Colts’ preseason opener.
That level of competition would make it difficult for him to enter the 53-man final roster.
It remains to be seen when he can finally make his Colts debut.