Indianapolis Colts 2011 Draft Picks: NFL Draft Results, Report Card


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Indianapolis Colts Fortify Their Offensive Line With 2011 NFL Draft Picks

Rarely do the Indianapolis Colts have a chance to select one of the top players in a specific draft class. 

2010 was one of their worst seasons in recent memory, and they went 10-6. 

They’ve got Peyton Manning, who can bring the best out of any grouping of players; GM and draft guru Bill Polian knows that. 

He also knows it’s important to do everything in his power to keep Manning on his feet, so the Colts drafted the polished Anthony Castonzo out of Boston College, an offensive linemen factory. He’ll start from opening weekend and will fit nicely into Indianapolis zone blocking scheme.


In the second-round, via a trade, they grabbed Ben Ijalana from Villanova, a massive tackle who could start next season on the other end from Castonzo. If not, he’s great depth and has a lot of room to grow. 

Drake Nevis out of LSU will strength their run defense and Delone Carter, the running back from Syracuse is one of the hardest runners in the 2011 draft class. 

Solid pieces were added to the Colts roster this weekend, but really, are you surprised?

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