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Colts Invest Heavily in Protecting Luck


Sitting around on a too hot Saturday drinking a few beers and thinking about the Colts - who said I don't have a productive hobby?

Below I made a table that totals number of draft picks by team between 2010 to 2014 (5 years). I then looked at the number of offensive linemen drafted by each team and generated the percentage of a teams draft picks spent on offensive lineman. This does not factor in the UDFA or FA signings. I have been telling my friends (facetiously) that the Colts need to start drafting nothing but o-lineman and was surprised to see that they already invest more draft picks than any other team (%wise.) When you factor in the Colts have two projected starters from FA signings that tells me they have not done a great job drafting and have had some bad luck (injuries.) Well had a few too many beers - but might wait and look at the rounds of each teams o-lineman or wait till the beginning of the season and look at how many are still on the team? Remember numbers do not lie!

TEAM number draft picks offensive linemen selected percentage selected
Indianapolis Colts 35 8 22.9%
Buffalo Bills 42 9 21.4%
New Orleans Saints 28 6 21.4%
Washington Redskins 42 9 21.4%
Denver Broncos 38 8 21.1%
Kansas City Chiefs 38 8 21.1%
New York Giants 36 7 19.4%
San Francisco 49ers 48 9 18.8%
Houston Texans 44 8 18.2%
Pittsburgh Steelers 44 8 18.2%
Cincinnati Bengals 45 8 17.8%
Green Bay Packers 45 8 17.8%
Oakland Raiders 41 7 17.1%
Atlanta Falcons 36 6 16.7%
Baltimore Ravens 42 7 16.7%
Chicago Bears 30 5 16.7%
Dallas Cowboys 37 6 16.2%
New York Jets 37 6 16.2%
New England Patriots 44 7 15.9%
Cleveland Browns 38 6 15.8%
San Diego Chargers 33 5 15.2%
Miami Dolphins 40 6 15.0%
Minnesota Vikings 47 7 14.9%
Seattle Seahawks 48 7 14.6%
Carolina Panthers 36 5 13.9%
Detroit Lions 36 5 13.9%
Tennessee Titans 39 5 12.8%
St. Louis Rams 47 6 12.8%
Philadelphia Eagles 48 6 12.5%
Jacksonville Jaguars 34 4 11.8%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 36 2 5.6%

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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