The Indianapolis Colts have made some great choices in the NFL Draft since relocating from Baltimore in 1984. Here are the Colts’ five best picks to date.
The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the most decorated and respected franchises in the AFC for the last 20-plus years. It took well over a decade after leaving Baltimore in the middle of the night back in 1984 for the Colts to get back to prominence in the AFC.
As any smart organization would do, the Colts in recent history have done as good of a job building a winner through the NFL Draft. Most of the Colts’ front office success is credited towards former general manager and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian, who turned an AFC doormat into a juggernaut in his 14 years with Indianapolis (1998-2011).
Since relocating to Indianapolis from Baltimore, the Colts have won one Super Bowl, been to two, played in countless AFC Championship Games, and had a stranglehold on the AFC South crown since the division’s creation back in 2002.
For a small market team, the Colts are a prime example for how any team should look to build its football roster. Since the late 1990s, the Colts have nearly always been in the AFC Playoffs and rarely win less than 10 games in a season. Without further ado, here are the five best draft picks that the Colts have ever made in Indianapolis history.
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