The Indianapolis Colts have the No. 29 pick in the first round of the April 30 NFL draft. They selected defensive back Marlin Jackson the last time they had the 29th pick in 2005. Here’s a look at the players taken at No. 29 over the past 10 years.
2014: Dominique Easley, DT, New England, Florida
Easley appeared in 11 games before a knee injury put him on injured reserve late in the season. Finished with six tackles and a sack.
2013: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota, Tennessee
Patterson has 78 receptions for 853 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons.
2012: Harrison Smith, DB, Minnesota, Notre Dame
Smith has started 39 of 40 games and has 4.0 sacks and 10 interceptions in his first three seasons.
2011: Gabe Carimi, OL, Wisconsin
Carimi, who has started 26 of the 48 games he’s appeared in, has played on three different teams during his first four seasons.
Wilson has only started one game the past two seasons after starting 15 during the 2012 season.
Nicks had back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 2010 and 2011. Also won a Super Bowl with the Giants.
2008: Kentawn Balmer, DT, San Francisco, North Carolina
Balmer only started 11 of the 46 games he appeared in. He hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012 and he didn’t record a sack in his five-year career.
2007: Ben Grubbs, OL, Baltimore, Auburn
Grubbs has been consistent throughout his career. He’s started 118 out of 122 games. The only four games he didn’t start were during his rookie season with the Ravens.
2006: Nick Mangold, C, New York Jets, Ohio State
Mangold has made six Pro Bowls and started every game of his career with the Jets.
2005: Marlin Jackson, DB, Indianapolis, Michigan
Injuries cut short Jackson’s career. He’ll always be remembered as the player who intercepted New England quarterback Tom Brady with 18 seconds left to seal the game for the Colts in the AFC Championship game during the 2006 season.