2013 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts Select S John Boyett in 6th Round

By Eric Smith
Jim Z. Rider-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts continued to boost their roster in filling positional needs through the NFL Draft. Indianapolis selected safety John Boyett in the sixth round. Boyett was a member of the Ducks all four years and is a big 5-10, 205 pound safety.

He missed most of this past year as he went down with a season-ending injury in the first game of the season against Arkansas State. He recorded two tackles and an interception that game.

Boyett had a real chance to shine though as he entered his senior year on the Bendarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award watch lists. He was coming off of an All-Pac 12 second-team selection his junior year as the teams leading tackler with 108 tackles. He had his best game of the season in the biggest game of the year against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl as he had 17 tackles (13 solo) en route to helping the Ducks take home the trophy.

In his freshman and sophomore years he had 10 combined interceptions and was among the tops in NCAA for interceptions per game. He’s not the fastest guy on the field but has a knack for getting to the play and breaking it up.

Boyett won’t start this season but his addition will only add to the depth at that position that was needed.

The Colts brought in LaRon Landy to start opposite of veteran Antoine Bethea. Boyett’s addition replaced Tom Zbikowski, as he will be the third man on that depth chart. That will give Sergio Brown and Joe Lefeged a battle for the fourth, and likely final, guy on the game day roster.


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