The 15 best draft picks in Indianapolis Colts history
When Indianapolis traded away Marshall Faulk, the team was fortunate enough to select another Hall of Fame running back at the top of the draft.
In 1999, Indy selected Edgerrin James out of the University of Miami and he proved to be a great selection when he first stepped on the field as a rookie.
James led the league in rushing with 1,553 yards as a rookie. He also added 13 touchdowns, 586 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns.
In his first year, James also was selected for his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro First-Team. In year two, James kept his foot on the gas with 1,709 rushing yards to lead the league for a second consecutive season.
He played a total of seven years with the Colts and he made the Pro Bowl two more times in his final two seasons in Indy.
Overall, in the seven seasons, James played in 96 games and ran for 9,226 yards and 64 touchdowns. He also added 2,839 receiving yards and 11 additional touchdowns during his time in Indy.
The one unfortunate part of James’ career in Indianapolis is that he left the offseason before the team finally won the Super Bowl. However, Jim Irsay made sure to give him a ring anyway.