For this evening edition of the Colts Notebook, we'll be taking a look at a couple intriguing draft picks, Hugh Thornton, and John Boyett, whom Chuck Pagano colorfully described last week as a "buzz saw."
6th round safety John Boyett, who used to play alongside Eric Dungy at Oregon, represents another low risk, late round gamble by the Colts front office. In rounds 4-7, teams often take chances on small school guys, players with maturity issues or bad measurables, and guys whose draft stock has plummeted due to injury. In Boyett’s case, it was the latter.
A star on Oregon’s defense, Boyett had a brilliant 2011 campaign, despite playing on two bad knees. Then, just a game into last season, he decided to have the surgery he needed and repair the torn patellar tendons in his knees.