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  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 8 ‘Final Draft Preview’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After months of scouting and speculation, the NFL Draft is finally just one day away. In this week’s episode, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins give an in-depth Colts draft preview by discussing Indy’s likely options at picks 26 and 34, rumors, roster needs, draft strategy and the potential for trades. Follow the podcast on Twitter @ColtsBluezone, and subscribe to the podcast through your favorite app so new episodes go directly to your phone or […]

  • Colts draft Javon Patterson with second 7th round pick

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts drafted center Javon Patterson 246th overall after acquiring the pick in a trade with the Eagles. In exchange for the 246th draft pick, the Colts sent fourth-year veteran defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway to Philadelphia. Patterson started 42 games at Ole Miss, where he has experience at all three interior offensive line positions. He adds depth to a Colts offensive line group that gave up the fewest sacks in the NFL in 2018.

  • Colts draft offensive lineman Jackson Barton with pick 240

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have selected Utah offensive tackle Jackson Barton with their 240th overall pick. Barton has the size you want on the offensive line at 6’7″, 310 lbs and 34″ arms. He’ll compete for a backup position as he continues to develop and refine his game.  

  • Colts draft DE Gerri Green with pick 199

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have used their sixth round pick, 199 overall, on Mississippi State defensive end Gerri Green. Green registered 5.5 sacks in 2017 as an outside linebacker and 3.5 in 2018 after moving to defensive end. He has solid size for an edge rusher at 6’4″, 252 lbs and 33″ arms. Green’s combine numbers were impressive, as the former Bulldog posted a 4.63 40 yard dash, 35″ vertical jump and 24 reps on the bench press. The […]

  • Colts draft Tarleton State linebacker E.J. Speed with 164th pick

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With the 164th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected linebacker E.J. Speed. Speed made waves in the Lone Star Conference while playing at Tarleton State in Texas. He came to school as a quarterback and originally converted to wide receiver before transitioning again to linebacker. The small-school defender was arrested in September on two felony counts of organized criminal activity, but the case was dismissed in April. Speed is the second linebacker Indianapolis […]

  • Colts double down at safety by drafting Marvell Tell III at 144

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have focused on safety during day three of the NFL Draft by choosing Marvell Tell III. Tell III, who played his college ball at USC, heard his name called just 35 picks after the Colts chose Michigan State safety Khari Willis. Tell III was named first-team All-Pac-12 in 2017 as a junior, and earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 as a senior in 2018. The former Trojan put up elite measurables at the combine when he posted […]

  • NFL mock draft: Predicting selections for all 32 first round picks

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After months of research, film study, testing, interviews and speculation, the NFL Draft is nearly upon us. The event kicks off Thursday, with the first round beginning at 8 p.m. Beyond watching college athletes see their life-long dreams become reality, the draft is where championship teams are built. Last year, Colts fans witnessed first-hand how critical the draft is after an impressive group of rookies, which included two first-team All-Pros, helped propel the team from 4-12 the […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 7 ‘Schedule Breakdown & Prospect Visits’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NFL schedule has been officially released, and Colts fans can now purchase tickets and mark their calendars accordingly. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins breakdown the Colts’ schedule, which includes a rare two-game road trip to begin the year, an early bye week and an unusual end to the season. The gang also discusses the early buzz around offseason workouts, after players reported earlier in the week. Finally, with one week until the NFL […]

  • Colts Bluezone Podcast episode 6 ‘Overlooked Draft Needs’ now available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Defensive line, secondary and wide receiver have been labeled as drafts needs for the Colts, but what are some under the radar positions that Indianapolis could address come draft day? With just three weeks until the big show, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins explore the potential for Indy to draft an offensive tackle, tight end, running back or (backup) quarterback. The Colts kicked the tires on another veteran running back this week. Will they […]

  • Purdue’s Carsen Edwards declares for NBA Draft on Twitter

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue junior Carsen Edwards has declared for the NBA Draft through a Twitter post. Edwards led Purdue in scoring this season with 24.3 points per game and has been named first-team All-Big-Ten twice. The guard declared for the draft last year without hiring an agent, but opted to return to school after the NBA Combine. In his Tweet Edwards said he will enter the 2019 draft with an agent. — Carsen Edwards (@Cboogie_3) April 7, […]

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