3 reasons Colts got it right by drafting JuJu Brents

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1. Favorites sell tickets, especially at home

Think about some of the past players in Indiana's history that came back to play for a professional team. The Pacers have had some good ones with Victor Oladipo (Indiana University), George Hill (Broad Ripple High School/IUPUI), and Jeff Teague (Pike High School). Fans get excited when they go to root on the "hometown hero."

The Colts haven't had as big of an opportunity in this department. However, this is not he first Warren Central graduate to suit up for the Indianapolis Colts. Both Jeff George (1990 1st-overall pick) and Darren Evans (2011 undrafted free agent) suited up with the Colts for a time.

Neither of them had a great career. In fact, the former Mr. Indiana and all-state running back never really got into a regular season game to be productive.

The Colts got it right this time, though. JuJu Brents has the ability to be the best Warrior to wear the horseshoe after being drafted in the second round. His immediate impact will drive jersey sales and possibly even ticket sales if he ends up doing really well early on.

Now, we all know that Anthony Richardson is going to be the main factor in driving ticket sales, but who says an impact defensive player can't also?

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