The 10 least surprising picks from Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft

Round 1 is in the books. Here’s what surprised nobody… 1. Rams take QB Jared Goff: This was the worst-kept secret in sports for a week. 2. Eagles take QB Carson Wentz: This was the second-worst-kept secret in sports for a week. 4. Cowboys take RB Ezekiel Elliott: Let’s be real, although only one other back has been selected this early in the last eight years, we had to at...
Via This Given Sunday
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colts give Luck some help by taking Alabama C Ryan Kelly

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck got the protection he needed. More help could soon be on the way, too. After spending months talking about an improved offensive line, the Indianapolis Colts finally made the investment by selecting Alabama center Ryan Kelly with the 18th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. They were so convinced Kelly was the right guy that general manager...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colts fans react to their first round pick

The Indianapolis Colts took Ryan Kelly with their first round pick (18th overall) in the NFL Draft tonight. It was the pick the media wanted, and the fans. Something that has not gone the Colts way in recent years. Remember just a season ago the Colts had, and still do, glarring needs along the offensive and defensive line. Yet, Ryan Grigson used their 2015 first round pick on wide...
Via cover32
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly headed to Lucas Oil Stadium

The Indianapolis Colts made the smart pick here, drafting interchangeable center, Ryan Kelly, who can also slot in at guard on the offensive line. Andrew Luck needs protecting, and getting one of the most pro-ready and versatile offensive linemen in the draft class is a big positive for the Colts moving forward. Twice a year the Colts face the Houston Texans bruising defensive line...
Via EndZoneScore
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Select Alabama C Ryan Kelly No. 18 Overall

The 2016 NFL Draft is beginning to pick up steam. The 18th pick? Ryan Kelly. Round: 1 Pick: 18 With the #18 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Colts select C Ryan Kelly! — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: Indianapolis Colts select Alabama center Ryan Kelly. Analysis: Ryan Kelly was a fantastic center during his time in Alabama, leading a line that...
Via College Spun
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colts play it safe and take Ryan Kelly

Just a year ago the Indianapolis Colts took wide receiver Phillip Dorsett with their first round pick in the NFL Draft. A year later and the consensus is that they made the right choice this time in taking Alabama center Ryan Kelly 18th overall. With the #18 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Colts select C Ryan Kelly! — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Kelly...
Via cover32
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Final seven round Colts mock draft

The NFL Draft is just a few short hours away and the Indianapolis Colts hold the 18th overall pick in the first round. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football: Ten NFL Draft sleepers NFL Draft: Our final mock draft of the year NFL Draft: Five things about the class of 2016 Tom Brady: Five teams who gain the most from his suspension It is not for sure who the Colts will end up taking, but...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts’ Needy Draft Needs

I know we all can’t wait to see who the Colts will pick in the first round and who will awkwardly hug Roger Goodell while he stares lovingly into their eyes, telling them to be good or he’ll rain fiery fines down on them…*ahem* excuse me. The draft. I’m not here to tell you all of the holes that still remain in the Indianapolis Colts roster. I want to look at what can and...
Via The Colts Authority
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Turn the page: Colts QB Luck starts online book club

INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck enjoys reading books a lot more than reading NFL defenses. Now the Indianapolis Colts quarterback wants fans to join his club, although this one doesn't play in the AFC South. Luck announced Monday he was starting an online book club that will include live question-and-answer sessions on social media with readers. "People ask me all the time what I'm reading...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck starts online book club

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has always been a reading aficionado. After all, he did graduate from Stanford, so it makes sense that he would have such an intellectual hobby. He frequently shared his reading interest with his teammates, but has since decided to up his game. Now, Luck has essentially become the “Oprah of the NFL,” and has started his own online book...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should The Colts Draft?

The Indianapolis Colts have the 18th pick in the NFL Draft that starts this Thursday. Nobody really knows who GM Ryan Grigson is going to select with that pick or if they even keep that pick. You could’ve read 100 mock drafts last year at this time and 99 of them had the Colts picking an offensive tackle and Grigson surprised us all by picking wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. I...
Via The Colts Authority
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With the No. 18 pick the Indianapolis Colts select…

Over the past few weeks the Indianapolis Colts have brought in and worked out many draft prospects for the 2016 season. From wide receiver to safety and every position in between, the Colts are leaving no stone unturned. But who will the team ultimately take with their first pick in the draft? The team’s top priority should be at offensive line. With the No. 18 pick it’s likely...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Indianapolis Colts history

Whether they played in Baltimore or Indianapolis, the Colts have had one of the most storied histories in the NFL. They have had a rich past of success and have seen their fair share of terrific players. The team has boasted players like a surefire Hall of Fame quarterback to a pair of wide receivers who dominated the league for years. They have also taken advantage of those great...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Interview With Allie J.

Hello, Colts fans. The draft is less than a week away, so I hope everyone is geared up and ready to freak out when Ryan Grigson doesn’t select the player you feel he should. In the meantime, I have a special treat for you: That’s right, an interview with Colts cheerleader Allie J., who is now just a few days into her official retirement from the squad. If you’re familiar at...
Via The Colts Authority
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts general manager: It’s weak to draft for need

When the Indianapolis Colts found themselves on the clock with the 29th pick in last year’s draft, many had them pegged to go after an offensive line, some defensive back help or a pass rusher. Instead, the Colts picked a speedster in the form of former Miami (F) wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. Not only was this seen as a reach, it most definitely didn’t fill a position of need...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat McAfee drug tested day after making 4/20 joke

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee knew what might happen when he tweeted a joke about 4/20 on Wednesday, and he got exactly what he asked for. McAfee, who has made it clear in the past that he does not believe “random” NFL drug tests are truly random, cracked the following joke about the weed smoker’s holiday. I can't celebrate this particular day..But I know a large ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts punter Pat McAfee makes 4/20 jokes, is drug-tested 4/21

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee took to Twitter Wednesday to make some wisecracks about it being 4/20. And in a development that is too crazy — and funny — to be a coincidence, he was subjected to a urinalysis Thursday. McAfee got the ball rolling with a couple of tweets that acknowledged the marijuana-related relevance to the day. I can't celebrate this particular...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat McAfee thinks his tweet led to drug test

There is no questioning that Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is very outspoken and one of the more charismatic players in the NFL today. He has also been known to joke about different topics the NFL doesn’t really like, especially marijuana. Yesterday was April 20, better known as 4/20, the unofficial national marijuana smoking day. McAfee decided to make some pretty funny...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck may still be hurt

Andrew Luck played in just seven games for the Indianapolis Colts last year due to kidney and shoulder injuries that kept him on the sideline. With the 2016 season just a couple months away, the 2012 1st overall pick is apparently still rehabbing. “I still have some work to do, certainly,” Luck said about getting back to 100%. “It’s been a process that we laid down in...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck on new contract: ‘Get it done and move forward’

Fans of the Indianapolis Colts were dealt a bit of good news on Monday. Franchise quarterback Andrew Luck made it clear that he wants to sign a long-term contract with the team. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk quoted Luck, who didn’t leave much doubt about his desire to stay with the team: “I’d absolutely love to be here, get it done and move forward,” Luck told reporters...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts punter Pat McAfee makes hilarious offer to J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt has been in the headlines of late for not only his recent “date” with Kate Hudson but also for how he’s hinted that he doesn’t intend overstay his welcome in the NFL, suggesting he may retire far earlier than many would suspect. The Houston Texans’ all-world defensive player, who also recently revealed how last season was the “most strenuous” for him during...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Indianapolis Colts have failed Andrew Luck

When the Indianapolis Colts went 2-14 during the 2011 season and wound up with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, it seemed almost unfair. In 2011, the Colts’ season was doomed by the absence of quarterback Peyton Manning, who underwent multiple neck surgeries, but the reward was the opportunity to draft can’t-miss quarterback prospect Andrew Luck to replace him....
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano to Andrew Luck: Stop playing like a linebacker

Blessed with speed and athleticism to compare with Cam Newton, Andrew Luck has got to start acting like he’s Tom Brady, rather than Luke Kuechly. Luck has been known to run over a defender or two in his day as he scrambles for extra yards. Rather than sliding, he oftentimes goes headfirst, much to the chagrin of Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. Last year, Luck’s inability...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Irsay denies connection between football and CTE

Two weeks ago, when NFL executive vice president of health and safety Jeff Miller admitted a link between football and CTE, it seemed like the football world was now united in moving toward deal with that connection. But this is the NFL, where player safety is a good distance down the priority list and change moves about as quickly as a Tom Brady scramble. And so several NFL...
Via The Comeback
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Colts to retire No. 18, give Peyton Manning a statue

The Indianapolis Colts aren’t wasting any time honoring recently retired quarterback Peyton Manning. Owner Jim Irsay announced at a press conference on Friday that the team would begin construction on a Manning statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts will also retire No. 18, Manning’s jersey number over an 18-year career. No future Colt will ever wear the number 18. Peyton...
Via The Sports Daily
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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