The Indianapolis Colts used day three of the 2012 NFL Draft to sure up several key positions which were left thin and empty after last season. The Colts went with offensive players with each pick in the first three rounds. In rounds 4-7, the Colts kept adding help for rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, as well as trying to fill holes on the defensive side of the ball.
The Colts took two offensive weapons for Luck on day three, selecting wide receiver LaVon Brazil and running back Vick Ballard. The Colts have been hurt in the off season from losing players at both positions, and these additions could help to boost a new and young roster on offense that seems to be stuffed with rookies waiting to develop a new Indianapolis franchise for the future. With their final pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Colts even selected a back-up for their new franchise quarterback. With the final pick in the draft, (253rd overall) the Colts selected quarterback Chandler Harnish as “Mr. Irrelevant” in the seventh round. Will there be a quarterback controversy in Indianapolis? It is doubtful.
The Colts also added defensive tackle Josh Chapman and defensive end Tim Fugger to help new coach Chuck Pagano switch over to a more run-stuffing defense. For the most part, the Colts looked towards the offensive side of the ball, adding weapons and blockers for the new face of their franchise. The Colts still have moves to make and holes to fill, but the foundation has been laid for a new era and a new effort on offense for years to come.