6 best late-round Draft steals for Colts in the last 20 years
5. Austin Collie, WR, Round 4, Pick 127, 2009 Draft
Austin Collie was drafted by Indianapolis in 2009 out of BYU in the fourth round. After an impressive rookie camp, Collie made the team and would put together a few good years with the Colts.
Collie built great chemistry with Peyton Manning and he was a great addition to pass catchers that included Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark.
In Collie’s rookie season with Indy, he caught 60 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns, immediately becoming a threat in the offense.
That continued as he caught 58 passes for 649 yards and eight touchdowns in year two and 54 passes for 514 yards and one touchdown in year three.
Unfortunately, Collie’s time in Indy came to a bitter ending when he had a season-ending knee injury in his first game of his fourth year.
Collie didn’t re-sign with the Colts after that year and played one more season in the NFL with the New England Patriots. Struggling with injuries, Collie was never able to reproduce the magic that he created in Indianapolis.