Friday, May 6, 2011

Ben Ijalana "Plugged In" As A Starter For The Colts

According to general manager Bill Polian, speaking on the official website of the Indianapolis Colts, former Villanova offensive tackle Ben Ijalana is "plugged in" as a starter on the offensive line of the Colts after being picked 49th overall by the team last week.

From the article:
“He's plugged in,” said Bill Polian, the Colts' vice chairman. “We think he can play both positions, so it's added value there.”
Added Chris Polian, the team's vice president and general manager: “In snippets here and there, they did move him around a little bit at Villanova. You saw him line up at guard sometimes. You saw him line up on the right side at times.”
Ijalana “dominated” in Villanova's NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Chris Polian said.
I'm still going to go out on a limb and say that at some point, Ijalana will start at left tackle for an NFL team.  His feet are simply too good to be wasted at guard or right tackle.

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