On Thursday, Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report listed every NFL team’s most disappointing player. Guys can make this list for various reasons — chief among them boiling down to not living up to expectations brought on by their high draft selection. Each player listed also does not have to still be on the team that drafted them. For the Indianapolis Colts, newcomer Jon Bostic made the list.
Drafted in the second round by the Chicago Bears in 2013, Bostic is now already with his fourth team. Injuries are the main cause, as he has only been able to appear in 40 of a possible 64 games. He has started 18 of those 40. Bostic missed the entire 2016 season as a member of the Detroit Lions because of a foot injury.
The Colts are giving Bostic another shot at making an impact while healthy, which he is right now. At 6-1 and 245 pounds, he has a great frame for the position. It allows him to move quickly but also stack up in the trenches. Bostic has earned rave reviews from the Colts’ coaching staff this spring, and he even appears to be a front runner for one of the two starting inside linebacker spots.
Bostic is not considered a full-on bust at this point because he almost hasn’t been on the field enough to achieve that label. However, if he can remain healthy with the Colts this year in a starting role, he may open some eyes and remind people why he was so highly regarded coming out of Florida in 2013.
Bostic has totaled 142 tackles (8 for loss), 2.0 sacks, 1 fumble recovered, 1 interception and 4 pass breakups in his career.