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Grading the Indianapolis Colts’ Draft Picks Following the Preseason

Grading the Indianapolis Colts' Draft Picks Following the Preseason

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We have reached the end of the preseason and with it comes the time to debate how this year's draft picks fared. Were they busts or were they pretty solid overall? Let's take a look at the Colts' five picks and give grades.

5. Ulrick John

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5. Ulrick John

Ulrick John Colts
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John suffered a broken ankle early in the Colts' preseason and will be out indefinitely, so a grade on his performance is incomplete. The seventh-round selection is still with the squad.

4. Andrew Jackson

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4. Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson Colts
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The sixth-round selection lasted until the final cut day, but a glut of linebackers sealed Jackson's fate and he ended up among the final roster cuts. We'll give Jackson a C for his performance because he didn't quite make it.

3. Jonathan Newsome

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3. Jonathan Newsome

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The Ball State product, a fifth-round selection drafted as a defensive end, made the final roster and should be an effective part of the linebacking corps this season, barring injury. Grade: B.

2. Donte Moncrief

Donte Moncrief Colts
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2. Donte Moncrief

Donte Moncrief Colts
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The Ole Miss selection has been a stellar wideout during the preseason, and he should easily fit in as part of Andrew Luck's receiving corps behind Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton. Grade: A-.

1. Jack Mewhort

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1. Jack Mewhort

Jack Mewhort Colts
Brian Spurlock -- USA TODAY Sports

The second-round selection and former Ohio State standout will have a big role on the offensive line this season due to other players' injuries -- that is, if his own knees hold up. For now, give Mewhort an A for a strong effort.