2013 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts Select Center Khaled Holmes


As the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft begins, each team will use their remaining picks to try and fill roster holes. The Indianapolis Colts have a total of four picks on Saturday, and began the 4th round by filling another need on their team.

With the 121st overall pick in the draft, the Colts added Khaled Holmes, a center from USC. The addition of Holmes marks the second pick in a row that the Colts have used on the offensive line in this draft. In Round three, the Colts added guard Hugh Thornton. These picks are no doubt attempts to bolster an injury-riddled offensive line from last season.

Holmes stands 6ft 3in and weighs 302 lbs. The Senior center had 37 career starts at USC, and was a 2012 1st-team All-Pac-12 selection.  Holmes was also 2nd-team Pac-12 All-Academic in 2011, as well as being an Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic in 2010. In 2012, Holmes was also one of the six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded to the annually to the top college center in the nation.