Draft

draft: a selecting or drawing of new players from a choice group of amateur players by professional teams, esp. a system of selecting new players so that each team in a professional league receives some of the most promising players. Posts in this category pertain to the annual player draft of the National Football League (NFL).

2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 3

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Daymeion Hughes

With the 95th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Daymeion Hughes, CB, Cal
(HT: 5'10 / WT: 190 / 40: 4.65)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Ricky Manning, Chicago Bears … Play Hughes as a nickel back or as a free safety in the shallow zone and you might get good production out of him at the next level … He is best when playing the ball in the air, but lacks discipline, especially when asked to stay tight on the receiver in long routes … He is a bit too over confident in his ability to make the play and will gamble, but more often than not this results in the receiver slipping by him to make the big play … Few positions put such an importance on speed and field vision as a boundary cornerback needs … Despite those lofty interception and pass deflection totals, it is "buyer beware" with this boom-or-bust talent … Sure, he won the Pac-10 Defensive Player Award in 2006, but you have to question whether those voters ever saw how Robert Meachem of Tennessee, Steve Smith of USC or Richard Sherman of Stanford basically had Hughes for dinner last year.

  • SI.com

    A productive college cornerback who consistently comes up with the big play, Hughes is a terrific player. His lack of speed limits the type of systems he can be used in, but he has potential as an immediate starter in a zone-type scheme.

  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports

    A first-team All-American who has very good ball skills and the savvy of a 10-year veteran. Unfortunately, most 10-year NFL veteran cornerbacks could also still out run the soon to be rookie; ran high-4.5's to 4.7 at the NFL scouting combine and his pro day. He lacks great suddenness to his game. However, he will take that extra peak at the quarterback's eyes and put himself in prime position to make the play. His skills set is perfect for a zone coverage team, but he will still get burned on occasion as he lacks the burst to make up for mistakes. The expected early run on corners will still make it hard for teams to pass on him between Rounds 2-3.

  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Nickname is "Dante"...Had a big senior campaign and ranked among the nations leaders in interceptions...Would probably fit best in a Cover 2 or zone coverage scheme...Is somewhat overrated and really not as good as his reputation would indicate...Where he's ultimately drafted will depend on how he runs in workouts.

  • Scout.com

    A productive collegiate cornerback who consistently comes up with the big play, Hughes is a terrific football player. The lack of playing speed limits the type of systems he can be used in, but has potential as an immediate starter in a zone-type scheme.

  • Football's Future

    Daymeion Hughes has excelled on the football field, and still has upside left to his game. He is a playmaker and very aggressive on the field. He did not help his stock in the post season however. He measured up shorter than expected and only managed to run between a 4.6 and 4.7. He bounced back with a 4.56 at his pro day, but either way, he lacks the pure speed to be taken in the first round, where many projected him before the draft. His on field ability should be enough to land him in the third round area, and he is a player that could outplay his draft position.

Quinn Pitcock

With the 98th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio St.
(HT: 6'2 / WT: 299 / 40: 4.93)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Rocky Bernard, Seattle Seahawks … Pitcock is the classic overachieving blue-collar worker who might lack ideal athletic ability, but makes plays on his effort and tenacity … He is a strong bull rusher, who despite good pass rush figures in 2006, still lacks the moves, suddenness and speed to be effective pressuring the quarterback on a steady basis … He doesn't have the range to make plays outside the box and his frame might be at maximum growth potential, but he understands the defense and is alert to blocking schemes … His instincts and upper body strength are his best assets, but his lack of overall athleticism makes him a potential roster addition, but nothing more.

  • SI.com

    An overachiever who consistently gives great effort, Pitcock.s level of play has improved. Could be used as a conventional tackle and also offers possibilities as a two-gap lineman.

  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports
  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Grandfather, Bill Edwards, played football at Miami (OH) and his younger brother, Jafe, will be playing Division I college football next fall...An overachiever who gets the most out of his ability...Really came on as a senior and totally blew away his previous career highs in both tackles for a loss and sacks...Had shoulder surgery prior to his senior campaign and that will need to be checked out...The type who will never be a star but he's just very solid all-around and will play for a long time.

  • Scout.com

    An overachiever who consistently gives great effort, Pitcock’s level of play has improved. Could be used as a conventional tackle and also offers possibilities as a two-gap lineman.

  • Football's Future

    Quinn Pitcock may never be a big playmaker, but he is a very solid defensive tackle. His ability to control his gap may make him a good nose tackle prospect. Anyone looking for help stopping the run in the second or third will take a long look at him.

2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 2

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Tony Ugoh

Trading the 126th overall pick and their 2008 first-round pick, with the 42nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Tony Ugoh, OT, Arkansas
(HT: 6'5" / WT: 301 / 40: 5.06)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com

    The only logical reason for the Colts taking tackle is to start grooming a possible replacement for Tarik Glenn. Ugoh played in a run-heavy scheme at the collegiate level and he doesn?t project as a starting left tackle.

  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Marcus Johnson, Minnesota Vikings … Ugoh is an impressive-looking athlete, but needs to add more bulk to his frame … Like Johnson, he can maintain the rush lane and has decent lateral agility for the ground attack, but lacks the knee bend and kick slide to neutralize the edge rush. He is not an overpowering blocker, but does have a strong hand punch and can create movement off the snap … He just looks too stationary trying to mirror the pass rushers and looks too slow and clumsy when moving forward, doing a better job in his lateral moves or when retreating … If a team bulks him up and puts him inside at guard, he will be more productive, much like former Razorback Shawn Andrews (Eagles), who lacked the footwork to play tackle, but has had good success as a trap blocker at guard … There has to be a "buyer beware" tag with Ugoh, though, as he did not show much desire to play the game until his senior year, preferring track-and-field.

  • SI.com

    A tremendous pass-blocker whose game is on an upswing, Ugoh displays the ability to handle the blindside tackling duties. Needs to improve the strength of his base and must overcome the perception that he's not committed to football.

  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports

    The All-American came into his own as a senior, playing 14 games and allowing just one sack. Ugoh, who also competed in track until this past season, has bulked up and toughened up over the past year. His footwork has improved, but he will get too shallow off the snap at times when facing quicker edge rushers...He has long arms and his initial punch improved once he learned to keep his hands up and use them quicker off the snap. That said, he needs to increase his lower body strength...Ugoh could be a bit of a risky pick, but a strong showing at the combine could make him a possible mid-to-late first-round selection.

  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Was also a top discus thrower for the Razorbacks track and field team...Helped to pave the way for Darren McFadden and one of the most potent rushing attacks in the nation as a senior...Could potentially move inside to guard...Prospect on the rise who has most of the measurables and is coming off a great senior campaign.

  • Scout.com

    A tremendous pass-blocker whose game is on an upswing, Ugoh displays the ability to handle the blindside tackling duties. Needs to improve the strength of his base and must overcome the perception that he's not committed to football. Offers starting potential if the pieces fall into place.

  • Football's Future

    Ugoh has all the talent to be a very good NFL tackle, and a strong senior year has pushed him up draft boards. If he fill out his frame some before the draft, he may draw more consideration near the end of the first round. He is battle tested in the SEC, and has a lot of untapped potential.

2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 1

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Anthony Gonzalez

With the 32nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio St.
(HT: 6'0 / WT: 193 / 40: 4.44)

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Analysis:

  • ESPN.com

    With the departure of Brandon Stokley means Indianapolis needed a No. 3 receiver and Gonzalez should slide right into that role. Though Gonzalez isn't as explosive as Ohio State teammate Ted Ginn Jr., he runs crisp routes and isn't afraid to go over the middle and he doesn't drop passes he should catch.

  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Devery Henderson, New Orleans -- Gonzalez has impressive explosion coming off the snap and is very alert working along the sidelines. He has the speed to gobble up the defensive back's cushion and uses that quickness to create separation rather than rely on crisp, precise footwork. He needs to improve his hand usage to get a clean release and must increase his strength, but in a multiple-receiver formation he can give decent value working in the slot.

  • SI.com

    Productive college receiver who consistently elevated his game, Gonzalez nicely projects as a second or third wideout at the next level.

  • AOL Sports Blog

    And the guy has literally crazy work ethic. Dude sleeps in an oxygen tent. There are no character concerns here. Gonzalez is going to show up and be a great #2 receiver for ten years, and he's definitely worth a mid-to-late first round pick.

  • Yahoo Sports

    An under-rated playmaker who should develop into a solid secondary option. He needs to do a better job of fighting through press coverage as he gets knocked off his routes at times. He will have a few drops at times and does not always play with great suddenness. Gonzalez is very quick in the open field and is able to slip initial tacklers after the catch. An interesting kid that has great work habits, he may also be tried on returns at the next level.

  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Was overshadowed by his teammate Ginn but some feel he may wind up being a better pro...Was used as more of a possession receiver in college and often times worked out of the slot but his physical tools lead you to believe he could be much more...He reminds me a bit of Kevin Curtis...Probably best suited to be a #2 or #3 wideout at the next level...He'll never be a star but will be a valuable contributor.

  • Scout.com

    Productive college receiver who consistently elevated his game, Gonzalez nicely projects as a second or third wide out at the next level.

  • Football's Future

    Gonzalez may not have the talent to be a go to target, but his combination of skills, intelligence, and toughness will allow him to make an impact in the league. He is a player you can count on and who will always go full tilt. Gonzalez has had a nice showing at the combine and at his pro day, and may have pushed himself into the second round.

2006 NFL Draft: Round 7 – Colts

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The Colts acquired the 238th overall pick from Tennessee with a trade of their 6th round pick in the 2007 draft.

rushing

With the 238th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

TJ Rushing, CB, Stanford
(HT: 5'10 / WT: 175 / 40: 4.4)

Analysis:

2006 NFL Draft: Round 6 – Colts

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bethea

With the 199th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Charlie Johnson, OT, Oklahoma St.
(HT: 6'3 / WT: 302 / 40: 4.98)

Analysis:

johnson

With the 207th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Antoine Bethea, FS, Howard
(HT: 5'11 / WT: 203 / 40: 4.5)

Analysis:

NOTE: The Indianapolis Colts have no Round 7 selection in the 2006 draft. The 238th overall pick was traded to Tennessee in a previous trade agreement.

2006 NFL Draft: Round 5 – Colts

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NOTE: The Indianapolis Colts had no Round 4 selection in the 2006 draft. The 127th overall pick was traded to Philadelphia in a previous trade agreement.

toudouze

With the 162nd overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Michael Toudouze, OT, Texas christian
(HT: 6'6 / WT: 302 / 40: 5.1)

Analysis:

2006 NFL Draft: Round 3 – Colts

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keiaho

With the 94th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Freddie Keiaho, ILB, San Diego St
(HT: 5'11 / WT: 224 / 40: 4.65)

Analysis:

2006 NFL Draft: Round 2 – Colts

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jennings

With the 62nd overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Tim Jennings, CB, Georgia
(HT: 5'8 / WT: 182 / 40: 4.33)

Analysis:

2006 NFL Draft: Round 1 – Colts

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addai_stock

With the 30th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Joseph Addai, RB, LSU
(HT: 5'11 / WT: 214 / 40: 4.4)

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Analysis:

’05 NFL Draft – Round 7

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With the 243rd overall pick in the '05 draft, the Indianapolis Colts take Anthony Davis (RB, Wis, 5'6, 200, 4.51). From the ESPN NFL Draft Tracker:

Davis is one of the more explosive backs in this class and he also has terrific overall running skills. He's quick, shifty, decisive, tough for his size and shows a second gear in the open field. The problem when projecting him as an NFL back, however, is that he lacks size, has durability and character concerns, and has much room to improve in the passing game.

Probably a good seventh-round pick-up. Serviceable immediately as a backup for Edge, though probably too undersized to be his long-term replacement. Even so, is explosive and has home-run potential - assuming he doesn't get overwhelmed by NFL-sized d-backs.

Profiles:
NFL Draft Countdown
NFL.com
On The Clock