Sheldon Spencer, an NFL editor at ESPN.com HQ, has been digging through draft history for the past several weeks to assemble round-by-round all-star teams.
Here’s a description of the process -- AFL drafts aren’t a piece of this until the NFL and AFL merged drafts in 1967. We’re talking about players who performed well with the franchise who drafted them.
The AFC South’s had a lot fewer picks than any other division in the NFL since the Jaguars and Texans have not been operating for long and the Titans only date back to that 1967 draft. The Colts have candidates dating back to 1953. Indianapolis and Tennessee are sure to have multiple entries in the series that take us back to Baltimore and Houston.
Here’s the seventh-round and beyond team.
The Colts' Raymond Berry is the division’s lone representative.
Three others earned mentions in the also considered category: Oilers quarterback Warren Moon, Colts defensive tackle Fred Miller, Oilers safety Ken Houston. Also of note in the also considered category is Earnest Byner, now running backs coach in Jacksonville.
Here’s the sixth-round all-star club.
Oilers linebacker Al Smith, and Colts safety Antoine Bethea make the team.
Stay tuned for more division-specific details as other teams are unveiled. On Wednesday, we get the fifth and fourth rounds, Thursday the third and second and Friday the first.