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Indianapolis Colts Draft UConn Halfback Donald Brown in the First Round

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

With the 27th selection in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts drafted UConn halfback, Donald Brown.

At a point in the draft where many predicted they might move in the direction of Linebacker James Laurinaitis or Defensive Tackle Evander Hood, the Colts felt that Donald Brown was too solid a prospect to pass up.

I'd be the first person to agree with them.

There can be no question that the team needs support in both the line-backing core and the defensive tackle position. I personally feel that these are areas that would be better suited to be attended to in later rounds.

My feeling is that the potential of a quality back like Donald Brown will benefit the team far more than support in other needy areas.

Perhaps the fact that Colts' Quarterback Peyton Manning won the league MVP award has overshadowed the complete and utter lack of production within the running game.

A great deal of that was likely due to t...

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