Originally written April 27, 2013 on Everything Colts:
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The Colts have used their 6th round pick on Josh Boyett, safety out of Oregon.They finally used a pick on a safety! Safety is a position where there is no depth and not many bodies. They needed a good backup and special teamer. That will most likely be Boyett. Boyett is an undersized (5'9 205) safety who hits hard and looks solid in coverage. Boyett does have a lot of injury concerns, which could be part of the reason he dropped, but if healthy, he could potentially be a good starter in the future.Many are speculating that he would be a replacement for Antoine Bethea, who's a free agent after the season. I don't see it like that. I don't think the Colts draft a safety in the 6th round with injury concerns, with the expectations of taking over the following season. For now, he's just a good backup and should contribute on special teams. Being a 6th round pick, he's not guaranteed to make the roster.Safety wasn't a big position of need, but it lacked depth....
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