The Colts have put together their fair share of successful drafts. Here are the five best in franchise history.
The 2020 NFL Draft is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to assess the 67-year history of the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts draft classes. The team has put together two Super Bowl wins and 2 NFL Championships; legendary players have come through to deliver these titles to the team.
Draft classes are extremely subjective, and typically we don’t learn just how good a draft class is until three or four years down the line. The Colts know this and have exercised patience with all of their draft classes. All of the best ones had that patience as well.
The Colts are in a market where they have to succeed in the draft to succeed as a team. They aren’t going to attract too many high-profile free agents, so they have to develop players internally. That’s why makes some of these classes so impressive.
Players from these classes have gone on to Pro Bowls, All-Pro teams, Super Bowls, and the Hall of Fame. They got there because of their immense talent, but also because of development from the coaching staff to help maximize that supreme talent.
These five draft classes were able to maximize their talent the most, and it led to the team winning some very important games during these eras. Without further ado, here are the five best draft classes in the history of the Indianapolis Colts.