- Mike Wells, ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter
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INDIANAPOLIS — A few quick thoughts on the Indianapolis Colts' seventh-round pick:
The pick: Denzell Goode, offensive tackle, Mars Hill
My take: The Colts waited until their final pick in the draft to select their first offensive lineman. The Colts have legitimate concerns about starting right tackle Gosder Cherilus’ health, but they have internal candidates they can turn to, if needed. It might be tough for Goode to make the roster, as he was taken in the seventh round and the Colts already have nine players on the roster who can play tackle. Goode began his college career at North Carolina State.
Mars what: You probably had to go to the Internet to see where Mars Hill University is located. It’s in Mars Hill, North Carolina. Colts general manager Ryan Grigson had scouted players at that NCAA Division II school before. Goode is the third player from that school to get drafted. Khalid Adbullah was drafted in 2003 and Jeff Davis was selected in 1973.
Athletic big man: Colts assistant offensive line coach Frank Giufre worked out Goode at the school. After what the Colts called a “really hard workout,” the 6-foot-7, 340-pound Goode grabbed a basketball and dunked effortlessly.
The Colts waited until their final pick in the draft to select their first offensive lineman.