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2010 Indianapolis Colts Draft: Substance Over Style

Published by Nick South on April 25, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

 The Rolling Stones once sung, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need."

 Those lyrics could apply to the way the Colts handled the 2010 draft.

 Locals were hoping to land a big play maker for the return game, someone like Notre Dame's Golden Tate. But there was no highly touted specialist taken, no flashy scat-back, not even a dual-threat Deion Sanders type.

 If there was ever a meat-and-potatoes draft, this was it.

 Now, I'm not the type that dishes out grades based on a draft. To me, you can grade a draft two ways. One is by short term impact. Looking at the Colts' 2009 draft, so far I'd give them a solid B+ because of finds like Jerraud Powers. You can also grade a draft on its long term impact. For example, the 2003 draft would have to get a very high grade because it produced Dallas Clark, Robert Mathis, and Cato June.

 The Colts draft in 2010 is not like...

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