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NFL Draft 2011: Why the Colts Shouldn’t Go “Skill Position” with the 22nd Pick

Published by Kyle Rodriguez on April 16, 2011
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

During the Peyton Manning era (also the Bill Polian era, coincidentally), the Indianapolis Colts have had the reputation of selecting largely "skill position" players. While, the phrase "skill position" is a very vague and (in my opinion) pointless phrase, this analysis will focus on the likelihood of the Colts selecting a lineman versus a DB, WR, RB, or QB with the 22nd pick.

Most experts, and fans, would agree that the Colts two biggest needs in this year's draft are offensive linemen and defensive tackles. However, that doesn't mean that there is a consensus on what type of players will be drafted at pick 22.

One school of thought is that Bill Polian rarely drafts linemen, rather focusing on those "skill positions" in the first round. At first glance, it seems that this is tr...

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