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2013 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts Select Safety John Boyett

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The picks are flying off the board, as the 2013 NFL Draft dwindles down. The Indianapolis Colts have three picks in the final two rounds of the draft, but they still have holes to fill.

With their pick in round six (192 overall), The Colts selected John Boyett, a Senior safety from Oregon. Boyett is 5 ft 10in tall, and weighs 204lbs.

The former Oregon Duck recorded 278 tackles and 10 interceptions in his collegiate career, but missed 12 games in 2012. Knee injuries kept the Senior safety from missing all-but one game last season.

The addition of a safety seems odd, compared to a few positions on the Colts’ roster that could still use some building. Indianapolis brought in Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry via free agency last month. Still, if Boyett can return to form, he may become a welcome weapon for the defense or special teams.

Mel Kiper Jr., draft analyst for ESPN, described Boyett as a ‘classic overachiever’.

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