Will The Colts Draft Peyton Manning’s Heir In 2011?

June 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The last few years have shown that the Colts are willing to draft the best player available (whether they need him or not). Last year the Colts drafted RB Donald Brown in the first round- then rode RB Joseph Addai all the way to the Super Bowl. This year they picked DE Jerry Hughes (regarded as the best pure pass rusher in the draft) with the 31st overall pick- even though they already have the best DE tandem in the league and nearly every mock draft on the web had them picking an offensive lineman (OT Rodger Saffold, OT Charles Brown, and OG/C Maurkice Pouncey). Experts are already touting that 2011 will be the next big quarterback class, which could work out really well for the Colts. In the old days top signal callers were almost always drafted fairly high, but over the last few years talented quarterbacks have slid in the draft. In 2005 Aaron Rodgers was expected to be a top ten pick, but he slid all the way to 24 to the Green Bay Packers (even though Brett Favre was still at t...

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