Indianapolis Colts Draft Recap
The Indianapolis Colts had a solid draft in 2007.  They picked up a number three wide receiver in Anthony Gonzalez.  Tony Ugoh should develop into a fine OT, and Daymeion Hughes should help fill the void at corner.  They hope they filled enough holes to repeat as Super Bowl Champions in 2007. Draft Grade / B.

1. (32) Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio State
(6'0", 193, 4.44).  Gonzalez runs very crisp routes and is not afraid to go over the middle.  He has good speed and turns up field quickly after the catch.  Although he lacks ideal size, he has good jumping ability and excellent hands.  He needs to work on his strength as a slot receiver in the NFL.  He should make a solid number three receiver for the Colts in his rookie season.

2. (42) Tony Ugoh, OT, Arkansas (6'5 ", 301, 5.06).  Ugoh possesses excellent size and strength to be a starting tackle in the NFL.  He will likely start his career on the bench.  When you have Peyton Manning however, you can never have enough quality OT’s.  Ugoh lacks ideal quickness and does not get to the second level well on running plays.  He projects better at the right tackle position in the NFL.

3. (95) Daymeion Hughes, CB, California
(5'10 ", 190, 4.65).  Hughes has great quickness and is very fluid in his movements.  He has great reactionary skills and plays the ball very well.  He is a solid tackler who needs to get stronger.  He lacks ideal speed to be a number one corner in the NFL and will need help against faster NFL WR’s.  He should be able to contribute in nickel or dime defenses and help on special teams.


3. (98) Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio State (6'2 ", 299, 4.93).  Pitcock has demonstrated a great motor, never quitting on a play.  He lacks ideal size and strength to be an every down player in the NFL.  He has a good first step but must improve his strength if he wants to make a consistent impact at the NFL level.


4. (131) Brannon Condren, S, Troy State (6'0 ", 204, 4.48).


4. (136) Clint Sessions, OLB, Pittsburgh (6'0", 233, 4.7).


5. (169) Roy Hall, WR, Ohio State (6'3", 238, 4.46).


5. (173) Michael Coe, CB, Alabama State (6'0 ", 190, 4.53).


7. (242) Keyunta Dawson, DE Texas Tech (6'0 ", 268, 4.62).


By A. Goodin,
May 2, 2007