The Indianapolis Colts select DE Jerry Hughes in the first round

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The Colts selected DE Jerry Hughes in the first round of the NFL Draft with the 31st pick.  Hughes is a tweener and the Colts probably think of him as more of a OLB than a DE.  Hughes played in 13 games (all starts) for TCU last season in which he had 58 tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, batted down 3 passes, forced 2 fumbles and he recovered 1 fumble.  Hughes does have issues on run defense which will need to be fixed or he will have to stay at DE behind Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney.  Hughes played in 49 games (27 starts) in his four years at TCU and he made 127 tackles, 40.5 tackles for a loss, he had 28.5 sacks, batted down 4 passes, forced 8 fumbles and he had 1 fumble recovery.  The Colts drafted the best player available and it was Hughes so I like the pick for them.

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  1. Comment by Stephen Francis — April 23, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    As someone who’s covered a lot of TCU games and is quite familiar with the Colts, I can say Hughes will be a great fit for that defense. Expect big things from him and I wish him the best of luck up there.

    — TCU Horned Frogs Examiner

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