26-Year-Old Linebacker – Indianapolis Colts
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Bostic missed last season when he suffered a fractured left foot in training camp. He'll compete for a starting inside linebacker role this summer. ...
2017 ADP: 374
Bye Week: 11
Jon Bostic Contract Information:
Signed a contract with the Colts in April of 2017.
Bostic recorded nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Bears invested a second-round pick in Bostic in 2013 due to the speed and bone-jarring hitting he delivered during his college career at Florida, but heís been slower to develop than the organization anticipated. Injuries the past two seasons to D.J. Williams and Lance Briggs paved the way for Bostic to log plenty of snaps, and while he upped his stop count to 84 across 13 games in 2014, he was still maddeningly inconsistent. Bostic has primarily struggled in recognizing plays and finishing off tackles, attributes that often led opposing running backs to feast on the Bears. With second-year man Christian Jones coming on strong down the stretch last season and spending the offseason program on the first team while Bostic recovered from a back injury, itís quite possible that Bostic will have to settle for a backup role to open the upcoming campaign.
As a rookie, Bostic stepped in as the starting middle linebacker after the team's first six games, following a season-ending injury to D.J. Williams. He filled in competently for the most part, logging 58 total tackles, two sacks and an interception on the campaign. With Williams back healthy in training camp, Bostic will be given the chance to compete for a starting job in the middle, but he'll have a more realistic job at winning a job on the other outside spot opposite Lance Briggs. Fellow second-year linebacker Khaseem Greene and converted defensive lineman Shea McClellin would represent his most challenging competition on the strong side.
A second-round pick out of Florida in this year's draft, Bostic will be forced to settle for a reserve role with veteran imports D.J. Williams and James Anderson slated to start alongside Lance Briggs. He could potentially emerge later in the season as a starter if he shows a quick development curve.