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1. QB Andrew Luck ANot much to say here. Luck was the obvious selection.34. TE Coby Fleener AI love this pick. I’ve never understood why more teams don’t bring in former teammates to compliment highly drafted quarterbacks. Fleener was the top tight end in this draft class, a solid value at 34, and will be a huge upgrade over Brody Eldridge, a big blocker who has 26 catches combined in college and the pros.64. TE Dwayne Allen A-Another tight end? Why not? The Colts had nothing at the position coming into the draft and Andrew Luck loved throwing to his tight ends at Stanford. The Colts are doing a fantastic job building around Luck. They got the best two tight ends in this draft class and Allen is a great value. He’ll also compliment Fleener well because he can play on the line and block, which will allow Fleener to move around and do more things as a pass catcher.92. WR TY Hilton ATeams that draft quarterbacks high should take a page out of the Colts’ book. You need to surround your ...
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As expected, quarterback Andrew Luck was the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts.Fantasy Spin:
Luck should start right away, and will likely also make an instant fantasy impact, like 2011 rookies Cam Newton and Andy Dalton. The stock of wideout Reggie Wayne also looks to go back up after a subpar year of 960 yards.
It's all about Luck.
What is the most important position in the National Football League?
The answer is quarterback. There are other critical positions, such as nose tackle in most 3-4 defensive schemes, middle linebacker in 4-3 sets, pass rushing DE/OLBs, etc. But the premier position in the league is quarterback. The one position where one player can completely reverse...
Paul Kuharsky notes that Mel Kiper was impressed with Ryan Grigson's first draft:
Kiper: "Think the Colts were concerned about building a supporting cast forAndrew Luck? They showed an unbelievable commitment to Luck, adding the top two tight ends in the draft in Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen (Luck is used to two-TE sets), a burner in T.Y. Hilton who could become a gem...
Obviously the Indianapolis Colts hit a home run with the selection of Andrew Luck. But their Day 2 selections took this draft class to a new level.
Coby Fleener was a no-brainer in the 2nd round. While I didn’t have a high 2nd-round grade on him, his value to the Colts exceeds his value to any other team due to his connection to Andrew Luck. Every young quarterback needs a security...
Indianapolis keeps adding more pieces to Andrew Luck's offense, taking Ohio University receiver LaVon Brazill.
Brazill is the sixth offensive player the Colts have taken in this year's draft. They still have three picks left in the seventh and final round.
The 5-foot-11, 191-pound receiver was the MVP of the Idaho Potato Bowl game and was a second-team all-Mid-American...
The Indianapolis Colts scooped up tight end Coby Fleener in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
The Colts reunite Stanford teammates after selecting quarterback Andrew Luck the No. 1 pick. Fleener may need work as a blocker, but turned heads as a vertical threat during his Pro Day, and there is stud potential as a fantasy tight end here - and it does help that he...
The Indianapolis Colts began the offseason by cutting their storied franchise quarterback and clearing out the high earners; this is what they did to replace them.
Round 1 - Pick No. 1 - Andrew Luck - QB - Stanford
The best player in the draft was selected first, just the way it should be. Luck has all the potential and expectancy in the world to become the Colts' leader...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay reportedly said late Saturday the Colts have begun talks with first-round pick Andrew Luck and he expected the contract to be finalized soon. "It's something that should be done swiftly," Irsay told the Indianapolis Star. "There shouldn't be a difficult process with that." The Colts drafted the Stanford quarterback...
Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish is the new Mr. Irrelevant.
The Indianapolis Colts took the Mid-American Conference offensive player of the year with the final pick in this weekend's draft, No. 253 overall. It's the first time since 1967 that a non-expansion team has had both the first and last pick in the draft. Indy opened the draft by taking Stanford quarterback...
2. QB Robert Griffin AJust like the Colts with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin was the obvious selection here. I also love the move to come up and get him.71. G Josh LeRibeus C-Guard was a need with Kory Lichtensteiger coming off a nasty knee injury, but this was a major reach by my board. I had him in the 6th round.102. QB Kirk Cousins C-Robert Griffin will be thrilled the Redskins...
The four day draft extravaganza is now over and it’s time to take a look at which teams were able to make the most of their picks in the 2012 NFL Draft. We won’t know for 3-4 years which teams made out the best in this year’s draft, but there are definitely some perceived winners. The Indianapolis Colts definitely stood out with picking one of the best prospects of the past...
Florida International WR T.Y. Hilton is off the board. I've been looking at this guy for a few months now and felt he has a lot of potential. The kid is fast, has great hands and is a dangerous returner. Whether that translates to the NFL, having come out of a school where competition isn't the toughest, is anyone's guess.
The Indianapolis Colts selected him with...