Castonzo’s big chance

A player’s second year is traditionally a make-or-break proposition. The progress made between their rookie season and the beginning of the second campaign is often a signal of a player’s chance at greatness. Nate Dunlevy wonders if left tackle Anthony Castonzo will have a breakout year:

Anytime a player can get through his rookie year and hopefully get healthy, he stands a good chance of registering an elevated impact. Castonzo needs to keep and hold his starting job at left tackle and keep Andrew Luck’s blind-side protected.

If he can have that kind of breakout year in 2012, he will entrench himself as a starting left tackle in the NFL. Assuming Luck has the kind of success everyone predicts, Castonzo could find himself anchoring the line for a potent offense.

In the NFL that spells Pro Bowls and multi-million dollar contracts down the line.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.