The 15 best draft picks in Indianapolis Colts history

NEW YORK - APRIL 18: First round draft pick Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis colts, commissioner Paul Tagliabue and owner of the Colts Jim Irsay poses for this photo while Peyton shows his jersey to the Media after he was drafted by the Colts during the NFL Draft April 18, 1998 at the Theatre at MSG in the Manhattan borough of New York City. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: First round draft pick Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis colts, commissioner Paul Tagliabue and owner of the Colts Jim Irsay poses for this photo while Peyton shows his jersey to the Media after he was drafted by the Colts during the NFL Draft April 18, 1998 at the Theatre at MSG in the Manhattan borough of New York City. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis during pre-game introductions against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) /

Scouting Report. Round 5, Pick 138. RobertMathis. 5. Pick Analysis. EDGE. player. 46

Robert Mathis was selected in the fifth round of the 2003 Draft and he went on to become one of the best players in franchise history.

Drafted out of Alabama A&M, Mathis was paired with Dwight Freeney to create one of the most dominant pass rush duos the league has seen.

After a mediocre 3.5-sack rookie season, Robert Mathis recorded 10.5 sacks in his second year and never looked back. He ultimately played 14 seasons with the Colts and had more than nine sacks in over half of his seasons.

Mathis’ best season came in 2013 when he led the league with 19.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles. He led the NFL in forced fumbles three times in his career.

Playing his entire career with Indianapolis, Mathis was selected to five Pro Bowls and was a big part of the Super Bowl 41 team. He finished with 123 career sacks.