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Colts Draft: Ranking Their Last 10 Seventh-round Picks

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How do the Colts’ last 10 seventh-round draft picks compare to each other?

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We are now at the end of the series, ranking the last 10 seventh-round picks made by the Indianapolis Colts.


1. Denzelle Good | 2015 – Pick 255 Overall | Offensive Lineman | Mars Hill

Colts Career Stats: Started 19-of-24 games

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2015-Present

Good has started most of the games in which he has appeared (79%), so considering he’s been in the league three years and has a good shot at starting again in 2018, he was a great selection. The key for Good is staying healthy, as he’s missed 24 games in his three seasons.

2. Kerwynn Williams | 2013 – Pick 230 Overall | Running Back | Utah State

Colts Career Stats: Started 0-of-1 game, 1 kickoff return, 28 yards (28.0 avg)

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2013

Outside of surviving training camp, being active for a game and being signed to the practice squad, Williams didn’t achieve much with the Colts. However, overall he has had a successful career for being a seventh-rounder. In 37 games with the Arizona Cardinals (including six starts), he has a total of 233 touches for 1,097 yards (4.7 avg) and 4 touchdowns to go with 24 kickoff returns for 452 yards (18.8 avg). Williams signed with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.

3. Austin Blythe | 2016 – Pick 248 Overall | Offensive Lineman | Iowa

Colts Career Stats: Started 1-of-8 games

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2016

Blythe was the final Colts selection in a draft where they loaded up on the offensive line. Because of constant injuries to other linemen, he was active for eight games and even started one. He wasn’t awful, but did play like a rookie. Blythe was waived the following spring after the 2017 draft. He went on to the Los Angeles Rams, playing all 16 games in 2017 and starting one.

4. Ulrick John | 2014 – Pick 232 Overall | Offensive Tackle | Georgia State

Colts Career Stats: Started 0-of-0 games

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2014-’15

John was an intriguing selection at the time, but mostly because we couldn’t find any tape on him after he was selected, and almost no one had heard of him. Unfortunately, John fractured an ankle during his rookie preseason, landing him on season-ending Injured Reserve. The following year, he was signed to the practice squad but was picked up by the Miami Dolphins almost two months later. He is now on his fifth team and has started 3-of-10 career games.

5. Chandler Harnish | 2012 – Pick 253 Overall | Quarterback | Northern Illinois

Colts Career Stats: Started 0-of-0 games

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2012-’13

2012’s Mr. Irrelevant didn’t see any game action, but he at least contributed as a mobile quarterback on the scout team in practice. After two years on the practice squad, it was hoped that Harnish would be able to take over as the backup quarterback. However, Harnish was very inaccurate in camp and the preseason that summer, and Matt Hasselbeck wasn’t quite done playing yet. Harnish was let go during preseason roster cuts.

6. Justice Cunningham | 2013 – Pick 254 Overall | Tight End | South Carolina

Colts Career Stats: Started 0-of-1 games, 1 catch, 4 yards (4.0 avg)

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2013

Another Mr. Irrelevant. Cunningham only appeared in one game as a rookie, but he did catch a ball for 4 yards. He was waived that fall and moved on to the Rams.

7. Trevor Bates | 2016 – Pick 239 Overall | Edge Defender/Linebacker | Maine

Colts Career Stats: Started 0-of-1 game

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2016

Bates was drafted as a pass rusher, and although he showed some flashes in training camp and the preseason, the Colts decided his best fit would be as an inside linebacker in their 3-4 system. He was waived during preseason roster cuts and signed to the practice squad. He was brought up for one game and waived again a week later. Rather than making it to the practice squad again, the New England Patriots claimed him.

8. Justin Anderson | 2012 – Pick 208 Overall | Offensive Lineman | Georgia

Colts Career Stats: Started 0-of-0 games

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2012-’13

Unfortunately for Anderson, he was never able to overcome injuries to establish himself with the Colts. He started his rookie preseason and the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Almost immediately after being activated, he was waived and placed on the practice squad. The following summer, he was designated as waived-injured and placed on IR. He was finally waived for good the next offseason.

9. Ray Fisher | 2010 – Pick 246 Overall | Cornerback | Indiana

Colts Career Stats: Started 0-of-0 games

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2010

Fisher did well in the preseason for the Colts (he was a return specialist also), but he was waived during preseason roster cuts. He spent brief periods of time with the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants before moving on to the CFL.

10. Tim Fugger | 2012 – Pick 214 Overall | Edge Defender/Linebacker | Vanderbilt

Colts Career Stats: Started 0-of-0 games.

Pro Bowl: 0x

All-Pro: 0x

Colts Tenure: 2012

Fugger began his rookie training camp on PUP following offseason sports hernia surgery, but was able to join his teammates before camp ended. He was waived during preseason roster cuts. He signed with the Cardinals but did not make it through their camp either. Like Bates, Fugger was an edge defender in college and converted to off-ball linebacker in the NFL.