The 15 best draft picks in Indianapolis Colts history

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Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo (74) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts have made several great draft selections in their history. Here’s a look at the top 15 draft picks for Indianapolis.

The 2022 NFL Draft is over and the Indianapolis Colts have added eight new players. The most recent selections will try to create their own legacies for a franchise with a history of talented players.

The Colts have been lucky to draft some of the best players in NFL history. Indy has several Hall of Famers and even more legendary players.

The franchise itself dates back to 1953 when the team was founded in Baltimore. After 30 years in Baltimore, the Colts relocated to Indianapolis in 1984.

For this list, only players drafted by the Indianapolis Colts will be ranked, 1984 to the present day. That means franchise legends like Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry, and many more will not be listed.

With that understood, here are the 15 best draft picks in Indianapolis Colts history.

The 15 best draft picks in Indianapolis Colts history

Anthony Castonzo
LT Round 1, Pick 22

Selected at No. 22 overall in the 2011 Draft, Anthony Castonzo comes in at No. 15 on this list. The left tackle was selected by Indy out of Boston College.

Castonzo’s career got off to a delayed start as he was a part of the rookie class that entered the league during the 2011 lockout. He also dealt with injury in his first year.

However, Castonzo still started 12 games and quickly proved that he would be Indy’s franchise left tackle for many years. He ultimately played 10 seasons with Indy, playing and starting 144 games.

He was a consistent force at left tackle and was a pillar of an offensive line that struggled at times in the last decade. Castonzo, however, made a name for himself with the franchise.

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