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Vote: How did the Colts do in the draft?

It will be years before we can accurately assess the Colts' 2017 rookie class, but it's time to weigh in on how well the team used its draft resources.

Colts use 6 of 8 picks on defense (1:00)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts 2017 draft picks --Round 1, No. 15 overall: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State --Round 2, No. 46 overall: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida --Round 3, No. 30 overall: Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio --Round 4, No. 137 overall; Zach Banner, OT, USC --Round 4, No. 143 overall: Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida --Round 4, No. 144 overall: Grover Stewart, DT, Albany State --Round 5, No. 158 overall: Nate Hairston, CB, Temple --Round 5, No. 161 overall: Anthony Walker Jr., ILB, Nortwestern

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts owner Jim Irsay: "I know we're going to be a lot better on defense. We're not there yet, but they're definitely better." The Colts used six of their eight draft picks on defense after finishing 30th in total defense last season


Colts go defense again in Round 5

A big and physical linebacker, Anthony Walker has adequate range for his size. He does have some limitations in space, but he has the work ethic and instincts to overcome his physical deficiencies.

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Anthony Walker had 105 tackles (10 for loss) for Northwestern in 2016, but his best season came in 2015. He earned Third Team AP All-American honors that season after registering 20.5 tackles for loss, third-best single-season total in program history.


Colts add athletic CB with potential

Nate Hairston, a former receiver who didn't move to corner until 2015, should get better with experience. He has an above average combination of balance, fluidity and short-area quickness. He's also outstanding in run support and expected to cover kicks.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts wrapped up their draft – barring a trade – by selecting Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker with 161st overall selection. The selection of Walker means the Colts used six of their eight draft picks on defensive players, which was the goal coming into the weekend. Walker had 7.5 sacks and four interceptions in his career at Northwestern.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts selected their second cornerback of the draft in Nate Hairston from Temple in the fifth round. Hairston joins Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson, who was picked in the second round, as new Colts. Hairston switched to cornerback for his final two years at Temple after starting out as a receiver. He had three interceptions and two tackles for a loss last season.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts used the 144th overall pick on Albany State defensive tackle Grover Stewart. He had 23.5 sacks and 43 tackles for a loss during his career at the Division II school. The Colts believe Stewart can play nose or defensive tackle.

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Grover Stewart was awfully productive at Albany State, tallying 23.5 sacks and 43 tackles over four seasons and earning All-SIAC honors four times.


Colts find big back with speed at end of Round 4

Marlon Mack put the ball on the ground too much last year, and he's too quick to bounce runs outside. With that said, he has quick feet and accelerates well for a 213-pound back. He's also an above-average receiver who is a threat after the catch.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have made back-to-back offensive selections. They picked University of South Florida running back Marlon Mack with the 143rd pick. The Colts want to start planning ahead for the future because starter Frank Gore turns 34 years old next month. Mack is USF's all-time career rushing leaders with 3,609 yards.

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Three-time All-AAC selection Marlon Mack of South Florida is the school and conference's all-time leader in rushing yards (3,609).

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have finally taken their first offensive player in the draft. They selected USC offensive lineman Zach Banner with the 137th overall pick. The pick the Colts used on Banner was the one they received from New England as part of the trade for tight end Dwayne Allen

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Former two-time high school All-American Zach Banner set height (6-foot-9) and weight (349 pounds) records for a USC player at the NFL combine in March. He earned First Team All-Pac 12 honors in 2016 after making 10 starts for the Rose Bowl champions, finishing his career with 37 starts in the Trojan trenches.


Colts add size on O-line

Zach Banner, a massive right tackle or guard prospect, has the power and size to overwhelm defenders as run blocker. He possesses excellent length but needs to show more patience and balance in pass protection. His weight will need to be monitored.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts pulled off their first trade of this draft. They gave up the 121st overall pick to San Francisco for the 49ers' 143rd and 161st picks. The Colts will still have three picks in the fourth round and now two picks in the fifth round.

Colts looking to overhaul defense (0:48)

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Tarell Basham led the MAC in sacks (10.5) in 2016 and left Ohio University with 28.5 for his career. That should be a welcome addition for a Colts defense that didn't register in the top 20 for sacks last season.

Colts select DE Tarell Basham

The Ohio star is a hybrid edge defender who possesses size, athleticism and explosive traits that should translate well.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Make it 3-for-3 when it comes to defensive players in the draft for the Colts. Indianapolis selected a pass rusher in defensive end Tarell Basham from Ohio University with the 80th overall pick in the draft. Basham had 9.0 sacks and 14.5 tackles for a loss last season. The Colts are desperate for help when it comes to sacks after finishing tied for 19th in the NFL in that category

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.6Tied-5th
Rushing Yards101.823rd
Points For25.78th
Points Against24.522nd

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